Wilbur Glenn Wilkins
October 6, 1944 – December 28, 2020
Residence: Hollister, MO
Formerly of: Shreveport, LA
Wilbur Glenn Wilkins, age 76, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away December 28, 2020, in Branson, Missouri. Wilbur was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on October 6, 1944, the son of Ena (Edwards) Wilkins and Robert Willard Wilkins. On November 11, 1966, he married Beverly Longino.
Wilbur proudly served during in the United States Navy during Vietnam. A true outdoorsman, Wilbur loved to hunt and was a fisherman at heart. He also watched western movies and his favorite program was Gunsmoke. During his working years, he had a variety of skills. Wilbur retired from AT&T telecommunications, where he performed tower maintenance. His most precious moments were his roles as husband and father. Many summer evenings together were on the baseball fields coaching baseball for his kids. Wilbur had fun racing trucks with his brother-in-law, Jimmy, in Texas. He leaves a legacy of caring, giving, and sharing his time with others. A natural leader, Wilbur will long be remembered for his deep love for friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Elaine Wilkins and Gloria Joe Rivers; a son, Ronald Wilkins; and niece, Jo Jo Cole.
Wilbur is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beverly Wilkins of the home; a son, Mark Wilkins of Hollister, Missouri; and three brothers: Douglas (Rita) Wilkins of Georgetown, Louisiana, Kevin Wilkins of North Carolina, and Robert (Carol) Wilkins of Oklahoma. He is also survived by five sisters: Barbara Crouch of Madisonville, Texas; Rosie Walters of Bentley, Louisiana; Sandy Delmar of South Carolina; Bonnie Wilkins of North Carolina; and Carol Horn of Tomball, Texas; several nieces and nephews; as well as a brother-in-law, Jimmy Longino.
Burial with full military honors will take place 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.
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