The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001027793-01
Funeral Notices

ARTHUR LEE WATKINS, SR. Arthur Lee Watkins, Sr. died June 23, 2017 in St. Louis, MO at the age of 76. He was born July 20, 1940 in Texas and grew up in Texas, Arkansas and California before settling in Hawai’i after serving in the US Army when he met Sumiko Kurisu the mother of his four children and five stepchildren. Arthur worked at the US Postal Services where he retired in 1999. Arthur loved Hawai’i and longed to return. Arthur was always there to help anyone and a generous man towards his family and friends. Arthur Lee Watkins, Sr. is survived by his wife, Betty, daughters, LeeAnn (Ray) Langley and Vernie Flores, sons, Arthur Jr. (Michelle) and Elwyn, stepchildren, Gail Miyamoto, Scott (Diane) Fujinaga, Wendy Fujinaga, BruceAl (Christine) Fujinaga, Karen (Ralph) Meyer, sister Martha (John) Rudolph of Texas, 13 grand- children, 4 greatgrandchildren. Services were held in St. Louis, MO on July 20, 2017.