In memory of
W. Earl Wilkins
NOTTINGHAM – W. Earl Wilkins, 88, of Garland Road, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass. He was born on Sept. 3, 1928, in Rochester, the son of Jasper and Doris (Tuttle) Wilkins and has lived in Nottingham all his life. He had wintered in Ft. Myers, Fla. He attended Gebig Grammer school and was a graduate of Dover High School in 1946.He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and had served the 2nd Marine Air Wing Legal Office Headquarters. He retired from Pease Air Force Base Vehicle Maintenance Dept. He was a 50 year member, and Past Commander of the Everett J. Bourdon American Legion Post of Northwood and held the office of Department Vice Commander; District 3 Degree Team; Chairman of Dept Americanism and District 3 Commander; and Past Chef De Gar of the 40/8th. He was a 50 year member of the Morrison Masonic Lodge # 90 of Northwood. He belonged to the following organizations; Nottingham Volunteer Fire Dept; Historical Association of NH; Good Roads Assoc. Major Waldron Sports Club and the NRA The enjoyments in his life were golfing, spending time with his grandchildren, cookouts, ball games, traveling, old movies, riding his motorcycle with friends, and his favorite cats, Ashes and Misphit. He leaves his wife of over 64 years, Jeannette Fortin Wilkins. A son, Glenn Wilkins of Florida. 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A sister, Laura Weatherstone of Island Pond, Vt. Nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon A Wilkins-Mendum; two sons, Wesley and Alex Wilkins. A grandson, Heath Wilkins. A sister, Virginia Cobb and a brother, Robert Wilkins. Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 So. Main St., Concord. A graveside service, with Military Honors, will be Friday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Old North Cemetery, Garland Road, Nottingham. Pastor Jesse Killingsworth, of the Liberty Baptist Church will officiate. The Waters Funeral Home, David Pollard, Director assisted the family with arrangements. To sign an on line guest book, log on to WatersFuneralHomeconcord.com.
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