Virgil Harkins(1931 - 2013)

Virgil A. Harkins


Virgil A. Harkins, 81, widower of Dorothy Griggs Harkins, died Sunday, February 17, 2013.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late William Roy and Helen Ashmore Harkins.

Mr. Harkins was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in Korean War. He was a graduate of Parker High School, Class of 1949. He was retired from Civil Service as an aviation mechanic and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Ronald Lee Harkins, of Greenville; two sisters, JoAnn Cox, of Columbia and Janice Hatley (Joe), of Greenville; a brother, Don Harkins (Janice), of Easley; and numerous niece and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Carol Vanadore.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Northwest Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Funeral Home

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 294-6415

Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 20, 2013