Thomas Clark Wilkins

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COLUMBUS - Thomas Clark Wilkins, 77, of Columbus, formerly of Sidney and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Doctors West Hospital following a short illness.
A retired accountant, he was the former proprietor of B'n'W Orange Car grocery store in Poughkeepsie. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Columbus. Thomas attended SUNY-New Paltz and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a loyal fan of his New York sports teams and enjoyed building model airplanes.
He was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of the late Theodore and Virgie Darden Wilkins. He was preceded in death by two wives, Joyce Elaine Shelton Wilkins, and Carol Jean Meeker Wilkins; a granddaughter, Carol Jean Wilkins; a sister, Vera Miller; and two brothers, David and Clyde Wilkins.
Survivors include his children, Thomas (Kathy) Wilkins, of Nashville, N.C., Lisa (Robert) Baker, of Springfield, Mass., Indie (Mike) Terry, of Columbus, Bryant (Anna) Wilkins, of Katy, Texas, Kellianne (Chris) LeBlanc, of Enfield, Conn. and Carolyn (Edward Padgett) Wilkins, of Rocky Mountain, N.C.; 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Larry Darden, of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews, including a very close niece to the family, Valerie Brancota, of Nassau, N.Y.
The Rev. Patrick Toner will conduct funeral services on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial with military honors will take place Wednesday, Oct.17 at 2 p.m. at the Dayton National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 12, 2012
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