Richard Wilkins, 90 of Pleasantville passed peacefully from this life on August 21, 2016, at the Pickering House surrounded by family. Richard had a love of farming, which he did for most of his life. He served in the US Navy during WW11 in the South Pacific and later worked at General Motors for over 30 years. He is a member of Pleasantville United Methodist Church and Pleasant Grange.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Josephine (Bartlett) Wilkins; daughters, Karen (Russ) Hines and Darlene (Brian) Archer; four grandchildren, Rusty (Elizabeth) Hines, Erin Hines (Ryan Smith), Matthew (Hannah) Archer and Emily (Eric) Singer; three greatgrandchildren Brayden and Keegan Hines and Kinsey Archer; sisters-in-law, Janice (Les) Hardwick and Barbara Bartlett; and brother, Charles (Marcine) Wilkins.
He was preceded in death by father in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Fern Bartlett; his parents, Ensley Wilkins and Edith (Sherrick) Wilkins; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Rachel) Wilkins, Roger (Bonnie) Wilkins and Jack (Dorothy) Wilkins; brothers-in-law and sisters, Hugh (Elizabeth) Bartlett, Ethel Lee Collinsworth and Keith Bartlett.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday August 25, 2016, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Dr. Randy Hardman officiating and Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Detail conducting military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made to Pleasantville United Methodist Church, 112 Lincoln Ave, Pleasantville, Ohio 43148.