Dale Wilkins

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BLUFFTON — Dale Edward Wilkins, 72, passed away July 26, 2015, at his residence.

Dale was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Kenton. He was raised by his parents Lester and Virginia (Higgins) Wilkins, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 4, 2002 he married Karen Bowyer Wilkins and she survives.

Dale was a owner/operator of his own over the road semi. He was a member of the OOIDA Trucker's Association and VFW Post 1275, Lima. He was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors also include three daughters Gail A. Wilkins, of Elida, Tracy L. Wilkins, of Columbus, Ohio, Jodi K. (David H.) Topp, of Sidney; and three grandchildren Tiahna L. Wilkins, Jessica A. Topp and Joshua D. Topp

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Chaplain Dick Coon officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the or the Wounded Warrior's Project.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services
239 S Main St
Bluffton, OH 45817
(419) 358-2051
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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 28 to July 29, 2015
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