Jerry Dan Wilkins, Sr.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Jerry Dan Wilkins, Sr., 78, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

He was born June 28, 1943, in San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Raymond Jackson Wilkins, Sr. and Reba Dalton (McGee) Wilkins. On Dec. 2, 1961, in Stillwell, Okla., he was united in marriage to Carolyn “Sue” McCracken, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Larry Allen Wilkins of Coos Bay, Ore.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Jerry Dan Wilkins, Jr.; one daughter, Debbie Wilkins and two brothers, Raymond and Gary.

For a time he was employed by The Wheaton Journal as a pressman and typesetter. In 1964, he moved to Oregon for 23 years. In 1985, he moved the family moved to Oklahoma for 17 years. They returned to Wheaton in 2006.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Muncie Chapel Cemetery in Wheaton, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Pastor Paul Wahlert conducted the services.

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