June 5, 2020

Born in: Grafton, WV
Resided in: Torrance, CA

James Orva Watkins, a 60 year resident of Torrance, CA passed away on Friday June 5, 2020 at the age of 90.  An army veteran who served during the Korean War and upon honorable discharge became an expert welder and gifted Local 1607 Union Millwright.  James was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and is survived by his wife Vilma and sons Lee, Allen, Gregory, and James.  Although James loved his work with a passion, he always made time for his family and enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing or hunting in the Northwest, especially Idaho.  His spirit and legacy will live on forever! Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may be made in memorial of James Watkins to the Alzheimers Association (https://alz.org/).

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook