Fred Matthew Wilkins, 92 of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of Addison, Alabama, entered into rest on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Arden Courts of Westlake in Westlake, Ohio.
Fred was born on September 21, 1927 in Addison, Alabama. Before entering the workforce in Hollywood, Florida, driving a cement mixer, Fred proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a longtime member of Addison Church of God. He taught Sunday School and loved to sing in the choir. Among his hobbies, he loved gardening, listening to gospel music, and enjoyed watching Westerns on TV. Fred was married to the love of his life, Betty, for 70 years at the time of her passing.
There will be no services at this time, but a memorial service will be announced sometime in the Spring of next year.
Fred is survived by his son, Fred T. Wilkins and his wife Laura; daughter, Marcia Shaffer and her husband Jim. He was "Grandpa" to 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Wilkins; parents, Henry and Lillie Mae Wilkins; sons, Phillip Wilkins and Allen Wilkins; and brothers, Otis, Howard and Willard Wilkins.