Bruce Edward Wilkins

Bruce Edward Wilkins 75 of Edinburg passed away January 17, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 3:00 pm at Wakeman’s Grove Church of the Brethren by Pastor Keith Simmons and Rev. Howard Lutz. Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Wilkins was born September 19, 1936 at Hamburg, Virginia. He was the son of the late Ephriam and Pauline Painter Wilkins. Bruce was in the water treatment business for over 30 years. He was a member of Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren, the Massanutten Antique Tractor Club, and Ben’s 9 O’clock Coffee Gang.

His favorite thing to do was go to Canaan Valley, West Virginia to relax in the mountains. It was “Almost Heaven” to him. He also loved riding his great grandchildren on tractors.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Moreland, Evelyn Moomaw; three brothers, Melvin, Earl, and Chesley Wilkins.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jean Wilkins; a daughter, Tracy Stokes; two grandchildren, Brandon Wilkins and wife, Michelle, James Polk and wife, Vanessa; three great grandchildren, Lanndon and Haylee Wilkins and Abigail Polk; three brothers, Lawrence Wilkins and wife, Elaine, Charles Wilkins, Jr. and wife, Carolyn, and Galen Wilkins.

The family will receive friends at Waksman’s Grove Church of the Brethren from 1:30 pm until time of the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Wakeman’s Grove Church of the Brethren or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent to www.dellingerfuneralhome.com

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5 Condolences to Bruce Edward Wilkins

  1. LARRY SHOWALTER says:

    MY UNCLE MARRIED BRUCE’S SISTER IN THE 1940′S. I GOT TO KNOW BRUCE VERY WELL OVER THE YEARS AS WELL AS SOME OF HIS BROTHERS. HE WAS A FINE PERSON FROM A LARGE FAMILY WHO STAYED VERY CLOSE.

  2. Tyler Fadely says:

    Bruce is a bright spot in the Fadely family. He was always wearing a smile and happy to see everyone. I admire his calm demeanor and approach to family and God. I remember him coming to our home with good country sausage and eggs that made every day special. I know Jean and the rest of the family will miss him greatly. My prayers are with them.

  3. Russell and Sarah Kohrs says:

    It was always delightful to see Bruce and Jean at various community gatherings. A smiling face, twinkling eyes, and kind inquiries of how our family was doing were characteristics about Bruce that we will miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean and the entire family.

  4. Dottie and Dewey Couch says:

    Bruce,was such a pleasure to be around, always had a smile for you.Sorry we did not know him and jean much longer, as we really were fortune to know thme long as we did. He was a real gentelman any where he was seen. We were very sadened to hear of his death.Our deepest sympathy goes out to his loving wife and all the family. He will be missed to all who knew him.I know he is looking down on all of us. God Bless all.

    Remembering you all….Dottie and Dewey Couch

  5. Sam & Shirley Kibler says:

    We are sorry for the passing of Bruce. He was a delight to be around and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean and the rest of the family.