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William "Kash" Watkins

May 19, 1992 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 29)


William James Watkins’ journey began May 19, 1992, when he was born to William Woodruff and Toni Watkins in Dayton, Ohio.

Will, affectionately known as “Kash,” played AAU basketball as a youth. He graduated from Columbus Africentric Early College with college credits. Kash had a passion for doing hair; he named himself the “Closure King” as he slayed many heads in the City. He had a very good bond/relationship with his clients. He was always the life of the party and loved to have fun.
He loved to travel with his mom, little sister, Aunt Danielle, and his two best friends, Sabrina and Keeks.

A time to love

Kash loved his family. He leaves to cherish memories: his mother, Toni Wilson; father, William (Tonnette) Woodruff; sisters, TaNia Wilson and Dominque Stewart; brother, Jacquez Stewart; paternal grandmother, Mary Woodruff; aunts, Cookie Woodruff, Danielle Hariston, and Dakia Horsley; uncles, Charles (Carolyn) Woodruff, Eric Rustin, Garland (Diane) Watkins,

Brian (Janice) Woodruff, and Reggie (Lisa) Taylor; stepdad, Richard Wilson; best friends, Sabrina Foster, Keena Bradley, and Damont; and a host of other special cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, William Woodruff, Sr., and Willie Ruffin; grandmother, Bertha Ruffin; and uncle, Brandon Ruffin.

A time to depart

Willam Kash Watkins flew softly into the arms of God on Friday, December 24, 2021.

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January 3, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Affinity Memorial Chapel
1370 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205

Funeral Service
January 3, 2022

12:00 PM
Affinity Memorial Chapel
1370 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205

Video is available for this event

January 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Union Cemetary
3349 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202

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