Memorial Services for John Miles Wilkins, 73, Lawrence, KS will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be on Friday, February 20th at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery with military honors. He died on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his home.
He was born on August 31, 1935 in Oklahoma City, OK, the son of Wilber & Catherine Miles Wilkins. He moved to Lawrence from Olathe, KS in April 2008 after living there for ten years following his retirement from the Navy.
Mr. Wilkins is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy. He retired after 30 years of service. He did tours in Vietnam, –. Prior to entering the military, he worked at his family glass and mirror business in Oklahoma City.
He was married to Janice Burger on January 21, 1961 in Virginia. She survives of the home.
Other survivors includes a daughter, Dana Lynn Wiseman (husband, Robert B.) of Lawrence, a son, John M., Wilkins, Jr. (wife, Maley) of Lawrence, a sister, Sandra Kay Lekas, Taos, NM, and four grandchildren; A.J. Madl, Nick Madl, Natalie Wilkins, and Margaret Wiseman. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The family will greet friends from noon to service time at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com Subject: Wilkins