William Earl Wilkins

Published 3:55 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2018

William Earl Wilkins, 76, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2108.  He was born in Suffolk, the son of the late William Claiborne Wilkins and Elizabeth Holland Wilkins.  He worked as a manager of a fertilizer company, but went on to work and retire from Tidewater Feed & Seed in Windsor.  He was a member of Colosse Baptist Church and a former member of Antioch Church where he served as treasurer.  

William Earl, also affectionately known as “Squirrel,” was a former member of the Windsor and Walter Ruritan clubs where he served as past president.  He was a former member of the Windsor Town Council. He volunteered with Windsor’s Volunteer Fire Department and served as a past president.  He was a past president of the Tidewatchers Booster Club. “Squirrel” was an honorary member of the Grand Ole Opry cast and was a former special events employee for WCMS radio station.  He loved country music and was an avid New York Yankees fan. 

William Earl is survived by his sister, Carolyn Harrup; niece, Karen Broadwater and her husband, Brian; great nieces and nephew, Madison, Meagan and Matthew; and seven special cousins.

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A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Tim Webb and the Rev. Steve Bradshaw officiating.  Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may join the family other times at the residence of his sister, Carolyn Harrup.  Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Eye Foundation c/o 241 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502 Attn: Controller.  Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.