US Navy

Donald "Don" Wilkins

March 15, 1954 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 65)


Donald “Don” Wilkins, 65, of Urbana passed away at 12:52 a.m. at his home surrounded by family.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. Casual Attire Required.

Military Rites will be performed by the United States Navy and the American Legion Post #71 at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the visitation.

Don was born in Elmhurst, IL on March 15, 1954 to parents Richard E. and Patricia A. (Twyman) Wilkins. Richard preceded him in death. Also preceding Don in death was his son Jarad S. Wilkins.

On August 17, 1973 Don married Sallie P. Gilbert in Champaign, she survives. Also surviving are their children Jason T. Wilkins and Terrie A. Wilkins both of Urbana. His granddaughters; Skylar and Phoebe of Tuscola and siblings; Sue Harris of Champaign, John Wilkins of Urbana, Vicky Black of Urbana, Sharon Kantner of Mahomet and Steve Wilkins of Champaign also survive him.

Don was a graduate of Centennial High School, after graduating Don enlisted in the United States Navy in 1973 and was honorably discharged in 1977.

Don worked in maintenance for the Urbana School District #116 for thirty-four years before retiring in 2015.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Don’s name to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. 

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Memorial Visitation
January 27, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Renner - Wikoff Chapel (Urbana)

Military Honors
January 27, 2020

4:00 PM
Renner - Wikoff Chapel, Urbana


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674

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