Thomas Burr Wilkins

December 6, 1942 - July 25, 2008

12/06/1942 - 07/25/2008

Past Services

Tuesday July 29, 2008
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday July 29, 2008
7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Wednesday July 30, 2008
11:00 am
Chestnut Hill Memorial Park
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

WILKINS, Thomas Burr “Tom”, 65 of Wheeling, formerly of Ohio and Pennsylvania, died Friday, July 25, 2008 in Wheeling Hospital.

Tom was born December 6, 1942 in Salem, Ohio, a son of the late Raymond C. and Leah C. Wilkinson Wilkins. He was a graduate of Marshall University, member of the “Herd Nation” and an avid horseshoe player.

Tom was employed at the Exxon Gas Station in Elm Grove. He also worked as a sales engineer for Westinghouse and Gould Engineering prior to his retirement from Clayton Engineering of Wheeling in 2003.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Lillian A. O’Brien Wilkins; three daughters, Ingrid E. Davis Scott of Morgantown, W.Va., Kirsten M. Sicheri of Cary, N.C. and Gretchen E. Mitchell Chad of Silverdale, Wash.; a sister, Claudia C. Wilkins of Canton, Ohio; two brothers, James A. Wilkins Nancy of Findlay, Ohio and Daniel R. Wilkins Mary Lou of Arnold, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Leah, Jacob, Lauren, Ben, Scotty and Sam.

Friends will be received from 5 pm until time of prayer service at 7 pm, Tuesday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

Committal prayers and interment will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sequoia Natural History Association, 47050 Generals Highway #10, Three Rivers, CA 93271.

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Grace Shillinger
8 years ago

All my thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always. I remember Tom always willing to spend hours teaching us all about insects especially moths and butterflies. From him we learned how to care and raise them.This love and dedication has continued for over 50 years. Now “All the Butterflies are Free”.

Mechelle Robinson
8 years ago

God Bless the Wilkins family. I did not know Tom, but my sister, Liz Kennen, did. She told me how wonderful he and his wife are. I wish you peace and happiness.

Mechelle Robinson

Marilyn Redd
8 years ago

Lil and Girls: I am so sorry to hear about “Wilkie”. Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers at this very difficult time.

Marilyn Robinson
8 years ago

Lilly and girls,

I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have much love and support around you. Take good care,

In friendship,


Nick & Linda Shillinger
8 years ago

My wife and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Tom and I spent many happy times as kids fishing, catching and/or raising butterflies and other bugs and playing kick-the-can in the Wilkins back yard. We spent some time together a few years back at a family picnic at his daughter’s home and were able to reminisce about our childhood. Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Nick & Linda Shillinger

Cindi & Bob Hillen
8 years ago

Our condolences to Tom’s family.

Tom worked for me at the Exxon station until I got sick. He helped me out a lot. Men like Tom do not come around often. Tom made us some great chicken soup. We wish we could have known him a lot longer. We will miss “ole” Tom’s smiling face.

Craig Mitchell
8 years ago

You have my deepest sympathies in this time of sadness. Toms absence will be felt by us all.