Lester was born on January 17, 1937 in Troy, son of the late Lester and Lillian (Schoonover) Watkins, Sr. He was a 1954 Troy High School graduate where he was a four sport varsity letterman.
Lester was a US Army veteran where he played football for the army in Germany. He also played semi-professional football for the Troy Chiefs, and his favorite professional team was the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He retired from Lecher’s Hardware as a manager and was Baptist by faith.
Lester was a member of the Troy Post #49 of the American Legion and enjoyed hunting, fishing, shuffleboard, bowling, and golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Les Watkins.
The graveside service to honor Lester’s life was held on December 30, 2016 at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy with the Troy Veterans Honor Guard officiating.
The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Troy, PA 16947 was entrusted the arrangements.
Contributions may be made in Lester’s memory to Post #49 American Legion, 1 Veterans Drive Troy, PA 16947.