Edward Lee “ Ed/Eddie” Wilkins

Edward Lee “ Ed/Eddie” Wilkins

1950-2020Wilkins, Ed

Edward Lee “Ed/Eddie” Wilkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas to Bruce Edward Wilkins and B. Jean (Miller) Wilkins. He spent his childhood in Odessa, Texas and came to Oklahoma at age 11. There he met his basketball coach and future in-law, Ralph Bullard, who led him to Christ. He was graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1969 and then studied at UCO.

He married the love of his life, Sarah (Cherry) Wilkins and moved to Mustang where they raised six children and remained the rest of his life. He loved his careers as a manager in the grocery industry, an animal control officer, and finally as a supervisor for the Mustang water treatment plant. Two of his unofficial careers that brought him great joy were teaching Sunday School at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church and coaching youth basketball.

Ed was a people person, and his lengthy conversations were legendary. He loved to golf before his stroke in 2009, and enjoyed his children and grandchildren immensely. He will be remembered for his great jokes and passion for OU football and basketball and the Thunder, as well as his avid Facebook posting. He was always able to see the good in others, and if he met you, he loved and prayed for you. Always the evangelist, he supported Ray Comfort Ministries and sought to spread the love of Christ online.

He is preceded in death by his mother and his uncle, George Wilkins. He is survived by his father, his wife, his brother, Bobby Wilkins of Edmond, sister, Deana and Rick Osborn of Edmond, son, Luke Wilkins of Mustang, daughter, Leah and Dean Ross of Bethany (Bridgette, Erica, Keegan, Spencer, Eleanor), Jesse and Joe Bond of OKC, Andy and Sarah Wilkins of Enid (Ramey, Miriam, Damaris), Abby and Kris Glasser of OKC (Elliot and Collins), Ben Wilkins of Mustang, and a host of cousins, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 23rd, 2PM at Faith Bible Church in Edmond, OK.

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