Class of 1962
|Paris native Charlie Wilkins, 68,
of Greenbrier died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at NorthCrest Medical Center in
The body was cremated.
His wife of 31 years, Janet Fielder Wilkins, survives.
A celebration of life service was conducted Friday at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, with Andrew Ivey officiating.
Born July 12, 1943, he was a son of the late Claude W. and Maudell McFadden Wilkins.
He served as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. A family member said he loved life, riding motorcycles, bowling, deer hunting, talking politics, dancing, music and had a sense of humor, who laughed a lot and could talk to anyone.
He also leaves one son: John Ross “J.R.” Wilkins and friend Misty Wallace of Maynardville; two daughters: Jacqueline Tallent of Jackson and Rhonda (Chad) Richardson of Springfield; one sister: Carol Afflick of Morristown; a sister-in-law: Reba Wilkins of Seymour; a special family friend: Fran Belt of Morristown; and six grandchildren: Austin and Sean Wilkins, Garrett Tallent and Cody, Emily and Elizabeth Richardson.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice, c/o Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Highway 41 South, Greenbrier, TN 37073 or the American Lung Association.
Reprinted from THE PARIS
March 6 , 2012 Edition ~ Used by Permission
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