Mr. Wendell Wilkins, resident of Colt, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 77. Wendell was born in Wynne, Arkansas on January 19, 1944, the son of Sidney and Christine (Parkman) Wilkins.
Mr. Wilkins was a 1962 graduate of Forrest City High School, and on May 27, 1967, he and the former Miss Brenda Suzette Shirley were united in marriage. Wendell worked as a farmer, and was a member of Colt Baptist Church. He was a Mason, and enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending quality time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Wilkins was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Brenda Wilkins of the home; his mother, Christine Wilkins of Wynne; two daughters, Lana Mears and husband, William, of Wynne, and Suzette Roades and husband, John, of Jonesboro; a brother, Ronnie Wilkins and wife, Elaine, of Memphis, Tennessee; a sister, Mary Beth Dennis of Colt; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021, in the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Bro. Clint Haynes officiating. Interment will follow in Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne.
Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to service time.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Raymond Chapman, Cameron Duke, Aaron Mears, William Mears, John Roades, and Josh Rogers.
Donations may be made to Arkansas Children’s Foundation, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Arrangements by Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.
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