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Eugene Morrill Wilkins

Birth
Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Dec 2006 (aged 84)
Richardson, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 161004865 · View Source
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Eugene “Jeep” Morrill Wilkins (October 5, 1922 - December 27, 2006)

Eugene Morrill Wilkins was born on Thursday, October 5, 1922 in Hugo, OK, and passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 in Richardson, TX.
Eugene is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Sheffield Wilkins; sons, James Richard Wilkins and wife Alla, and Ronald Wilkins and wife Rebecca; three grandchildren, Emily Anderson, Truly Wilkins, and Leah Wilkins; and great-granddaughter, Julia Anderson.
Eugene served in WWII in the US Air Force. He spent four years in North Africa forecasting the weather for bombers going to Italy and Germany. He was the youngest meteorologist in the service. After graduating from Paris Jr. College, he went directly to the University of Chicago on a scholarship and earned his Master’s Degree in only two years. After graduating, Eugene worked for the National Weather Service and was contracted with the Atomic Energy Commission, in Idaho Falls, ID, where the USA's first atomic submarine was built. From there, he and his family moved to LaJolla, CA, and participated in the National Geophysical Year research in 1958. He then moved to Richardson and was employed by LTV as their consultant meteorologist for 21 years, and later at E-Systems for four years. He received his PhD in Atmospheric Science at the University of Oklahoma in 1962, and became Professor of Meteorology at OU and counseled graduate students, some of which became well known, including a director of The National Weather Service, and one who became an astronaut.
Eugene "Jeep" Wilkins was an avid boater and made many friends through the National Power Squadron and was Commander in 1985. He enjoyed boating for many years on Lake Texoma with family and friends.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at Restland Abbey Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 6500 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235.
Restland
972-238-7111
restlandfuneralhome.com
- published in the Dallas Morning News on Saturday, December 30, 2006.


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  • Created by: Bob Bardo
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161004865
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Morrill Wilkins (5 Oct 1922–27 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161004865, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bob Bardo (contributor 48069300) .