John Michael Wilkins

John Michael Wilkins,
62, of East St. Louis, Illinois, born Monday, May 9, 1949, in Mobile, AL, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Mr. Wilkins worked as a Welder. He was a member of V.F.W. #8677 of Fairview Heights, Elks Lodge #664 of Fairview Heights, Volunteer Fireman for French Village.  He was a U.S. Marine Vietnam Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: John and Elizabeth, "nee" Wood, Wilkins
  • Grandmother: Mattie Wood

Surviving are his:

  • Beloved friend of many years: Doris Mae Freeman
  • Children
    • Jessica Wilkins-McMillen
    • John (Joie) Wilkins
    • Joshua Wilkins
    • Anna M. Wilkins
  • Brother: John "Richard" (Teri) Wilkins
  • Sister: Linda (Billy) Wilkins-Walker
  • Grandchildren: Ryleigh, Jeremy and Jacob
  • Pet Companion: Chesty Puller (Chocolate Lab)
  • Mothers of his Children
    • Candy Jo Scarbrough
    • Anna Wilkins
  • Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Many Friends.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave Kurrus at 10:45 am for a service and honors at 11:30 am Friday, August 12, 2011at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Condolences left for John Michael Wilkins:

    Love you always, I know you are dancing with the angels! One day we will all be together again...

    Sheree LeBlanc Katy TX 77494

    You are still my Hero, all younger sisters look up to their older brothers. I love you, miss you much! Will be with you one day... Those of us who miss him, have that "one day" to look forward to...

    Linda Wilkins Walker Creola (Mobile) AL 36525

    Dear Friend we will miss you and your kick ass attitude, hoping you get all those angels lined out and get things in order for when we meet again.

    Deborah, John, and Darlene Cahokia IL 62206

    I miss you very much dad and love you even more than words will ever express.

    anna wilkins cahokia IL 62206