Davis Watkins, 81, retired Mountain Fuel Supply Co. executive, died June 21, 1988, from complications following surgery.

A Texas A & M University graduate, Watkins was a 42-year veteran of Mountain Fuel, retiring as vice president. He was an Army lieutenant colonel during World War II.Active in civic affairs, Watkins was a member of the Salt Lake Country Club, and past president of the University Club. He was chairman of the Utah Scientific Advisory Committee and a member of the Selective Service System. He also served on committees of the Pacific Coast Gas Association and American Gas Asso-ciation, and on the American National Standard Commitee.

Funeral will be at noon Saturday in the Parleys First LDS Ward chapel, 2350 S. 21st East. Friends may call Friday, 6-8 p.m., at 2350 E. 13th South, and at the ward an hour before services. (bituary on B9.)