December 15, 1940 ~ April 27, 2019
John Franklyn Watkins passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, at his home in Glendora, CA. He was born in Los Angeles on December 15, 1940, and attended schools in Pasadena, CA, followed by the University of Utah and a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northeast England. He finished his undergraduate work at Cal State LA and received a Juris Doctor degree at USC Law School.
He married Judilynn Oversby in 1963 and they established a home in Glendora, CA. They are the parents of three sons, James Brian, Michael, and Robert, and two daughters, Dyana Geddie and Laura Daines.
John practiced law with a Pasadena Firm; Munns, Kofford, Hunt, Hoffman, and Throckmorton for 25 years. He later opened his own law practice with his son Brian in Glendora, CA.
He has served in Bishoprics, Stake High Council, and was Scoutmaster for 12 years and an Ordinance Worker in the LA and Nauvoo Temples. He and Judi served a Temple Mission in Nauvoo from 2011 to 2012.
He is the grandfather of 18 and great grandfather of six. His warm smile and friendly nature coupled with his sincere interest in helping others has endeared him to many.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Ogden City Cemetery. Funeral Services were held in Glendora, CA on May 4, 2019.
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