In memory of
James Randolph Wilkins
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In memory of
James Randolph Wilkins
James Randolph Wilkins Jan. 7, 1943 - Nov. 3, 2020 Jim, son of Fred and Bonnie Wilkins, was born in Oakland, Calif., and passed in Astoria, Ore. Survivors include his wife, Regina; son, James Wilkins; daughters, Christine Wilkins, Marney Hefflin and Jessica Wilkins; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His siblings, Ann Wilkins, Judith Wilkins and Thomas Wilkins remain. He founded a contracting business that employed many, while paying family-living wages and benefits. His intellect was reflected in his prodigious reading. He preferred to purchase books from his local independent bookseller. He was ready to respond when causes needed him. His support for the Astoria Riverfront Trolley was enthusiastic and ongoing. From Jazz and upright bass to guitar and his vocal stylings, music was Jim's lifelong passion. He was a member of rock and string bands, and other musical combinations later in life. In retirement, he taught himself to play banjo. His ownership of a restaurant in Astoria enabled him to bring a wide variety of musical talent to the North Coast. He was an insightful writer; a football and rugby fan; union supporter; and in the end, usually right. He will be missed. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Ocean View Funeral and Cremation Service - Astoria
1213 Franklin Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103
In memory of
James Randolph Wilkins
James Randolph Wilkins Jan. 7, 1943 - Nov. 3, 2020 Jim, son of Fred and Bonnie Wilkins, was born in Oakland, Calif., and passed in Astoria, Ore. Survivors include his wife, Regina; son, James Wilkins; daughters, Christine Wilkins, Marney Hefflin and Jessica Wilkins; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His siblings, Ann Wilkins, Judith Wilkins and Thomas Wilkins remain. He founded a contracting business that employed many, while paying family-living wages and benefits. His intellect was reflected in his prodigious reading. He preferred to purchase books from his local independent bookseller. He was ready to respond when causes needed him. His support for the Astoria Riverfront Trolley was enthusiastic and ongoing. From Jazz and upright bass to guitar and his vocal stylings, music was Jim's lifelong passion. He was a member of rock and string bands, and other musical combinations later in life. In retirement, he taught himself to play banjo. His ownership of a restaurant in Astoria enabled him to bring a wide variety of musical talent to the North Coast. He was an insightful writer; a football and rugby fan; union supporter; and in the end, usually right. He will be missed. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Services Provided By
Ocean View Funeral and Cremation Service - Astoria
1213 Franklin Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103
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