Larry Merrill Watkins Sr., 83 of Gold Canyon, Arizona; passed away on March 15, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born May 8, 1925 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. Larry was an Independent insurance adjuster and owner of Insurance Claim Service of El Paso, Texas. He has been a resident of Gold Canyon, Arizona since 1993. He is preceded in death by his parents Martin Dickerson Roberts Watkins and Evelen Merrill Watkins and his brother, Martin Dickerson Roberts Watkins II. Those who remain to miss him are his wife: Martha; four sons: Larry Jr., Robert, Charles, Tracy and their families; including eight grandchildren; plus many friends and extended family. Cremains will be buried at the Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona as well as at the family cemetery plot in Newman, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley (webpage: www.hov.org) 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 or to your favorite charity.