James R. Wilkins

June 28, 1978 ~ September 25, 2018 (age 40)



James R. Wilkins, 40 of Churubusco, passed away on September 25, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Born in Fort Wayne on June 28, 1978, to Frank and Carolyn (Roy) Wilkins.

He Graduated from Churubusco High School in 1996. After high school James attended Ball State and IPFW.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Churubusco.

He loved writing poetry, his son, Frankie, and being outdoors.

James married Amy (Gaff) Wilkins on August 28, 2018, in Fort Wayne.

He was a journeyman electrician and also worked for two years at Greenlawn and Lindenwood cemetery.

James is survived by his wife, Amy Wilkins of Columbia City; son, Joseph Frank Wilkins of Huntington; mother Carolyn Wilkins of Churubusco; stepsons, Caden and Colton Bohnstedt; sister, Cyndi (Rusty) Mouton of Orlando, FL; brother, Michael (Amanda) Wilkins of Pendelton, IN; step-sister, Michele Pridgin of Fort Wayne; five nieces and nephews, Camron, A.J., Brooklyn, Kennedy and Benjamin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Wilkins on April 19, 1999.

Funeral Service will be 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, 206 N. Main Street, Churubusco, IN, 46723.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Officiating will be Pastor Lane Burgland.

Memorials may be made to Sheets and Childs Funeral Home.

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September 29, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
September 29, 2018

7:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723


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