|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 2006|
CHARLES LEE WILKINS, 84, of Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Sunday, October 15, 2006, while in the company of his loving family members at his residence.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on August 27, 1922, son of the late William and Wenola (Ellis) Wilkins.
Charles Lee attended Ohio University, served with the Marine Corp for six years and retired from the Army after 30 1/2 years. He served in W.W. II, Korea and Vietnam. He worked over 10 years with United Telephone Co. in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was a lifetime member of Grace Presbyterian Church where he served as a church Trustee. Charles Lee was a 50 year member of the Masonic Order and the Scottish Rite and a 46 year member of the Osiris Shrine. He was the commander of the Legion of Honor Osiris Shriners in 2004. He was the president of the Bull Town Association from 1998-2004. He was a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and a member of the Elks for 45 years, all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann D. Wilkins: three sisters, Ruth Wilson, Lavonne and Laverne Wilkins.
He is survived by his wife, Willa K. Morris Wilkins; two step sons, Lucas, at home; Ben (Becky), Martins Ferry, Oh.; step daughter, Dee (Sheridan) Friske, Hartford, Mich.; four grandchildren, Tim (Janet), Cathy (John), Shelia (Dave) and Simon; six great grandchildren, Kyle and Erin, Tyler and John Lucas, Jenna and Mia; four sisters, Lois Jean (Joe) Kiss, Freemont, Oh.; Evelyn Bertschy, Fenton, Mich.; Jerri (John) Gallagher, Viera, Florida; Linda Archer, Martins Ferry, Oh.; several nieces and nephews..
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7 N. 4th St., Martins Ferry with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.
Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Bereavment service was held by the Elders of the church Wednesday at 7 p.m. followed by Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m.
Military honors were given by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W. at 11 a.m at Grace Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church or the Osiris Shriners, P.O. Box 2048, Wheeling, W. V. 26003.
Created by: Phyllis Cooper
Record added: May 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26885641
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