Robert Lewis Wilkins

Published 9:27 am Thursday, November 8, 2012

Robert Lewis Wilkins Jr., 78, of Spartanburg, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012,

Robert Lewis Wilkins

at Eden Terrace. Born October 20, 1934, in Polk County, N.C., he was the son of the late Robert Lewis Wilkins Sr. and Sallie Moore Wilkins.

A veteran of the U.S. Army and graduate of Spartanburg Tech, Mr. Wilkins was retired from R. D. Anderson Vocational School. He was also a lifelong member of Green River Baptist Church, in Polk County, where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

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Survivors include his son, Robert “Robbie” Wilkins and wife, Tammie, of Boiling Springs, S.C.; daughter, Patty Moore and husband, T.O., of Pauline, S.C.; grandchildren, Heather Moore and Seth Moore; brother, Tommy Wilkins and wife Helen of Spartanburg, S.C.; sister, Florence Walker and husband, Kenneth, of Spartanburg, S.C.; step-children, Patty Newton and Diane Owens; and step-grandchildren, Tyler Dills and Brianna Morgan. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce Brackett Wilkins and his second wife, Maxine Crook Wilkins.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, by the Rev. Gary Curtis and the Rev. Danny Garrett. Burial with military rites by the U.S. Army Honors Team will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2880 Ken Miller Road, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139. The family is at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Kenneth Walker, 138 Len Court, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of White Oak Estates and Eden Terrace for the love, care and compassion during Robert’s time in their facilities.

An online guest register is available at