Charles E. “Chuck” Wilkins, 62, of Springfield, died at 6:00 am, Saturday, June 4, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born on March 6, 1949 in Springfield to Lowell “Ace” and Norma Jean Palmer Wilkins. He married Royna Kristeen “Kris” Johnson on May 28, 1976 and she preceded him in death on August 24, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Chuck is survived by his daughter, Miranda J. Wilkins of Springfield; two sisters, Dianne (Mark) DeGroot of Springfield and Dawn Wilkins of Oxford, MS; one aunt, Willa Beatrice “Aunt Bill” Litherland of Springfield; one uncle, Charles “Uncle Charlie” (Helen) Palmer of Springfield; two nieces, Stephanie Lazar and Ashley (Vonta) Mason and several cousins.
Chuck retired in 2001 as an Engineer for IDOT. He was a member of Eagles Aerie #437. He enjoyed watching Matlock, NCIS and Walker Texas Ranger. Chuck was an avid dog and cat lover.
Visitation: 4-6 pm, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.