67, passed away on April 6, 2021. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Jackie; daughters, Jennifer (Dennis) Kinney and Jill (Joel) Wills; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and sister, Diane Delph. Predeceased by his parents, Dan and Marlene Wilkins and brother, George Wilkins. John was a gifted teacher and counselor and served as the state director of the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Counsels for many years. It was difficult for him to retire last year. He loved his students and kept working as long as he could while bravely and silently fighting cancer for four years. A kind and humble man who never realized how many lives he touched. We will miss him terribly. Celebration of Life service is being deferred due to Covid-19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to Sahuarita Middle School Student Council. Arrangements by MARANA MORTUARY.
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I knew John as a 6 year old. He was my neighbor in Maryvale in the early sixties-my best friend actually. Godspeed, Johnny!
May 13, 2021
Maribeth & Dennis Moran
April 30, 2021
Dear Jackie--My condolences on John's passing. He was a terrific guy and leaves you far too soon. I will keep you in my prayers and I hope that your memories will strengthen you through the tough times. Michael
April 19, 2021
My sincere condolences! John was a kind and loving man, and will be sorely missed.