In memory of

Carl Douglas Watkins

Feb 26, 1939
Oct 23, 2020


On Friday October 23, 2020, Carl Douglas Watkins, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away at the age of 81.

Carl was born on February 26, 1939 in Arvin, California. Carl graduated from North Salem High School and joined the Air Force from June of 1956 to June of 1960. On September 7, 1957 he married his High School sweetheart Ronetta Belle Garrett. They raised four children, Kori Muth, Dana Wells, Wendy Short and Darth Watkins. Carl was preceded by Ronetta in July of 2018. 

His early life he worked in Corporate Insurance and then went on to pursue his love as a Denturist. He was an Inventor and an Entrepreneur. He loved to hunt, fish, golf and spend time with his friends at the Keizer Elks Lodge. 

Carl was a strong, proud and good man. He is greatly loved and will be missed by many.

Service Information

Funeral Service
Saturday November 7, 2020 1:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Carl will be Laid to Rest at Restlawn Memory Gardens

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Amber Whitney says:

    I'm going to miss my grandpa. He is the man I looked up to my whole life. He is the man that walked me down the isle 21 years ago. He was so fun and loving. He always was proud of us grandkids. Life will be so different but we are all strong and know that he is with grandma again. Right where he always loved to be. Rest easy grandpa. We love and miss you. Give grandma and my sister a huge hug for me

  2. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with Carl's arrangements. May all his family feel peace and comfort at this time of loss.

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