McLoud resident Thomas E. Wilkins, 96, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

McLoud resident Thomas E. Wilkins, 96, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

The family will be at Walker Funeral Service on Monday from 6-7 p.m. to receive friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m.Tuesday, May 14, at Walker Funeral Service with Randy Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.

Thomas was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Shawnee, the son of Clarence J. Wilkins and Catherine (Petricek) Wilkins. Thomas served in the United States Army performing many dangerous missions as a member of Boat Team 8 and the 146th Combat Engineers. He received many awards including the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1980 and enjoyed going to his military reunions, going to the lake, camping, fishing, and working in his yard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son: Edward Wilkins, a great-granddaughter: Kassidy Wilkins, daughter-in-law: Beverly Lynn Wilkins, and three brothers: Clarence., Orval, and Billy Wilkins.

Survivors include: one Son: Larry Wilkins of McLoud; six grandchildren: Kimberly Murry, Catherine Jones and husband Ronald, Shandra Lindley and husband Layne, Edward Wilkins, Russell Wilkins, Andrew Wilkins and wife Sandra; daughter-in-law: Joyce Ann Wilkins of Shawnee, and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.