William E. Wilkins, 77 of Joffre, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 in the Washington County Health Center.
He was born July 7, 1940 in Hanover Twp, a son of the late William and Anna Angelo Wilkins.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Wilkins was employed by Chemical Tank Lines in Paris, and Climax Molybdenum in Langeloth. Upon retiring, he then worked as a ranger for Ponderosa Golf Course in Hookstown.
He served in the Army Military Police.
Mr. Wilkins was an avid golfer, and when not golfing, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
On March 16, 1963, he married Ann Orgovan, who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Terry Bailey of Joffre, Richard Mull of McDonald, Tracy (Lud) Stetar of Hanover Twp., and Billie Jo (Rick) Bernola of Burgettstown, his siblings, Jim Wilkins of Joffre, Mike Wilkins of New York, Tom Wilkins of Weirton, WV, Patricia Crago of Weirton, WV, Rosemarie McClements of Weirton, WV, Peggy Dorich of New York, and Renee Anderson of Weirton, WV, his grandchildren, Shannon, Ashley, Lacy, Ashley, Katie, Amanda, Derek, and Ricky, his 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his two brothers, Joe and Frank Wilkins.
Friends will be received from 2-8 pm Wednesday, February 28 in the Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Rd., Bugettstown, where services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, March 1 with his grandson, Pastor Derek Cummins, officiating. Interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors accorded by Slovan-Burgettstown VFW.
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