Francis Junior Wilkins, 85, of Bloomfield, passed away at 6:29 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Born May 13, 1921 in Hymera, he was the son of Francis Marion Wilkins and Edith (Buell) Wilkins. On Sept. 8, 1990, he married Mary L. (Braley) Wilkins.
He retired from Ford Motor Company in Monroe, Mich. He was a member of the First Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Bloomfield.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary L. Wilkins of Bloomfield; one daughter, Mary B. Kelley of Springville; three step-daughters, Tina L. Omler of Monroe, Mich., Rina Bowman of New Port, Mich., and Regina Frank of Petersburg, Mich.; one step-son, James Woodard of Wayne, Mich.; one sister, Kathleen Lambert of Fort Myers, Fla.; two half-sisters, Emma Fry of Linton and Carolyn Fry of Clay City; two half-brothers, Merle Wilkins of New York and Albert Wilkins of New York; one step-brother, Andrew Dicus of Jasonville; two grandchildren, Jasmine Sarah Kelley and Andrew Nathanial Kelley; 13 step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Betty Wilkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mark Blaine Wilkins; two brothers, Gilbert and Glenn Wilkins; two sisters, Ruth Joswick and Mildred Neal; three half-brothers, Earl, Gary and Jesse Wilkins and three step-brothers, Raymond, Wayne and Marvin Dicus.
Funeral service is at 1 p.m. on Friday at First Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Bloomfield, 225 W. Mill St., with Brother Dean Vanslyke officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Farmersburg.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville and from noon until time of service Friday at the church.