Wash Gene Wilkins was born October 16, 1948 in Cherokee County, Gaffney, SC., to the late Edgar and Gussie Foster Wilkins.
Wash Gene was a graduate of Granard High School and enlisted in the Army in 1967. He was Wed to Sybil A. Wilkins on November 27, 1970 and born to this union 4 children. He was a retired employee of the Gaffney Fire Department and Nestle’s Frozen Food.
He was a former member of Mitchell Chapel F.B.H. Church. He later joined Limestone Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a trustee and on the Male Choir.
Wash Gene Wilkins entered enternal rest at the age of 71 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home in Gaffney, SC. Besides his parents, Wash is preceded in death by one brother, Al Franklin; three sisters, Luvenia Foster, Annie Pearl Forest, and Rosa Lee Manning; a foster daughter Bertie Gill; a grandchild, Kayland Huskey.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: three sons, Altonnia Wilkins of Charlotte, NC., DeAngelo Wilkins (Roshaunda) and Wash Wilkins Jr. (Geneva) both of Gaffney, SC.; a daughter, Kimberly Wilkins of Gaffney, SC., also reared in the home Marie Foster Camp, Trent Dawkins, and Kip Dawkins, all of Gaffney, SC., Anita Norris of Walterboro, SC.; a special daughter Sabrina Huskey; four godchildren, Keith and BJ McDonald, Manasha and Ninda Mcdonald all of Gaffney, SC.; a brother, Dock Copeland (Doris) of Columbia, SC.; a sister, Ann Rainey of Gaffney, SC.; two sister-in-laws, Kathy McDonald and Josie Wilkins both of Gaffney, SC.; ten grandchildren, Washon, Destiny, Gytavia, Faith, Marianna, Gracen, and Joylon Wilkins, Lente. Shataya, and Elijah Foster; two great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Michael Golden officiating and Rev. Dennis Rector presiding.
The Gilmore Mortuary