Robert Dean “Beau” Wilkinson, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Jan.12, 2015. He served his country in the Coast Guard and was employed by CNU. Beau was known for his sense of humor, giving nature, love for family, guns and muscle cars, and animals not necessarily in that order. Beau is preceded in death by his father Jack S. Wilkinson. He is survived by his mother Penny J. Wilkinson; sister Jackie; brothers Edward “Rocky” and Neal; former wife Karen; children Lauren, Heather, Tyler and his “Bonus” children Jessica and Kaitlyn; 3 grandsons; and 2 “Bonus” grandsons. A celebration of his life will be held Friday Jan. 23, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave Newport News.