Christian Alexander Watkins, 16, Harmony, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, following a tragic accident.
Christian was born Sept. 5, 1995, to the parents of Roy Eugene Watkins Jr. and Tessa Jo (Edwards) Bernard.
He attended North Clay Middle School, where he was active in band, football and track.
As an eighth-grader, Christian was chosen to march with the state winning Northview marching band.
Following middle school, he attended Northview High School, where he participated in band and track his freshman year. This year, as a sophomore, he was on the band and football team.
Christian was a young man that enjoyed life. He was always texting his friends, enjoyed being on Facebook, hanging out with friends, but took the most pride in his family and being on a motorcycle, like his father.
Christian will be survived by his father Roy Watkins and Angie Haile; mother Tessa Bernard and Eddie Kummer, Greencastle; grandparents June Ann Kelsheimer, Washington, Ind., Roy Watkins Sr., Brownsburg, Carol Ann Watkins, Indianapolis, Janice and Michael Cox, Brazil, George "Sonny" Edwards Jr., Bonnie and Jerry Kruse, and Michelle Edwards, all of Putnam County; great grandma Louise Stausholm Anna Darlene Watkins, Brownsburg; aunts Krystal Watkins, Alyssa Robinson, Alison Walton; uncles Stephen Edwards, Cameron Watkins, Joe Kelsheimer, Reuben Edwards; brothers Logan Ross Watkins, Bryce Alexander Toppas, Gage Quinton Bruer; sisters Hannah Sueanne Watkins and Terri Yvonne Watkins, as well as many friends, teachers, coaches and other people he has impacted over his time.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 6 p.m., with Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, from 4-8 p.m., and also Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 4 p.m., until time of service.
The chapel will be available Thursday, at 7:30 a.m., until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northview Football Parents Club, 1 W. Knight Dr., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his remembrance.