Born Oct. 7, 1920, in Leachville, Ark., son of the late A.M. and Lucinda Bibbs Wilkins, he was a U.S.. Army veteran, having served in WWII and received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Hornersville Baptist Church.
On Jan. 17, 1942, in Senath, Mo., he married Helen Evans, who survives.
Survivors also include two sons, Tommy Wilkins and wife, Cindy, of Kennett and Keith Wilkins and wife, Barbara, of Brentwood, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Lou Hinsley, of Hornersville; three grandchildren, Stephanie White, Cara Carter and Amanda Ezell and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lou Ann Wilkins and four brothers, Russell, Bud, Pete and Don Wilkins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 14, at the Hornersville Baptist Church with the Rev. Freddie Bowen officiating.
Burial was in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville.
Pallbearers were Mike James, C.H. Young, Marty Moore, Jerry Branum, David Christian and Eddie Lomax.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Hornersville was in charge of arrangements.