He was the retired co-owner of Wilkins Construction Company in Benton. He was a member of the Benton Church of Christ. He served his country during the World War II in the United States Navy.
He was the son of the late John Henry Wilkins and the late Amy Creola (Phillips) Wilkins.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (McDaniel) Powell Wilkins of Benton; three daughters, Sylvia Powell, of Benton, Alyce Rudd, of Benton, and Melanie Stewart, of Benton; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.
One sister, Maxine Bohannon of Benton, also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Wilkins and Amy Creola (Phillips) Wilkins; his first wife, Norma Inez Wilkins; one son Larry Lee Wilkins and daughter in law, Sherry Wilkins; two brothers, Howard Wilkins and Roe Wilkins and one sister, Geneva Clark. One great-grandchild also preceded in death.
Funeral services were held November 14, at in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
Dr. Gene Gilliland and Rev. Don Wilson officiated.
Interment with Military Honors followed in the Darnall Cemetery in Benton.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Darnall Cemetery Fund, c/o Alyce Rudd, 4151 Jackson School Rd., Benton, KY 42025.