H. Craig Watkins

Obituary of H. Craig Watkins

H. Craig Watkins of Hilton Head Island, SC, sadly passed away on January 9, 2024 at the age of 86. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Judy. He is survived by his son T. Craig Watkins, daughter-in-law Kristy (née Ives) and two grandsons of Ridgewood, NJ, and his daughter Allison Lindeman, son-in-law Oeyvind and three grandchildren of Oslo, Norway. 

Craig was born to Gladys and Delton Watkins in Pottsville, PA, on July 5, 1937. He lived much of his childhood in Tower City, PA, before relocating to Harrisburg. He was a proud graduate of John Harris High School in 1955 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1959.  

Craig spent much of his professional career as an investment manager at Janney Montgomery Scott in Lemoyne and running Tower Sales, a family business, together with his family in Tower City. Tower City was a special place to Craig throughout his life. 

Craig and Judy raised their family in Camp Hill where they were long time members of the Camp Hill United Methodist Church. After retirement they moved to Hilton Head Island, SC where they were so happy together in their final years.

 A private memorial will be held later in the year. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider charitable donations to Bethesda Mission of Harrisburg in Craig’s name. 

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