Frank A. Watkins 1922-2018, World War II Veteran

Frank Alexander Watkins, 96, of Leesburg, passed away Dec. 11, 2018, at the Sandy Springs Veterans Rehabilitation in Luray.

Frank was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Leesburg, VA. Son of Mary Magdalene Watkins, who died when Frank was 10. He was raised by his grandmother, Lucy Ann Watkins, and Aunt, Cleo Watkins Ford, both deceased.

Frank served in the Army in the South Pacific in World War II and was honorably discharged a Sergeant in 1946 with a good conduct medal; Philippines Liberation Medal with Bronze; Asiatic Pacific Medal, with Bronze Star. After being discharged from the Army, Frank began working in construction in the Metro area of Washington D.C., which he did for 40 years. In 1973, Frank decided to finish his education. First, he went to Fairfax to study for his G.E.D. After that he went to Frederick, Maryland and Northern Virginia Community College to study Real Estate Sales, was licensed in 1976, and still had an active license. He was also a Notary of Virginia.

Frank leaves his wife Lou Etta Watkins, whom he was married to for fifty years as of November 29 this year; his son Gregory M. Watkins; step children, Mildred and Julie Lane; three grandchildren; one first cousin, Jean Jackson; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Visitation took place from 12:00 noon, until time of the service at 1:00 p.m., at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Rectortown, 2932 Atoka Road, Rectortown, VA 20140.

Interment followed at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Arrangements by: LYLES FUNERAL SERVICE, Serving N. Virginia. Eric S. Lyles, Director. Lic. VA/MD/DC. 800-388-1913.

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