Henry Talmadge Wilkins

August 22, 1924 - March 14, 2020
Henry Talmadge Wilkins


Henry Talmadge Wilkins, age 95 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Henry was born in Robeson County, NC on August 22, 1924, to E.J. Wilkins and Catherine Wilson Wilkins.

He was a proud veteran of the US Army serving during WW II. Henry was a faithful member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church. He was retired from Lumberton Oil Company and also worked for Biggs Funeral Home in Lumberton. After his retirement, he and his family moved to Wilmington, NC.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Ivey Wilkins July 5, 2018, and is survived by his daughter, Gloria Goff of Wilmington; two grandsons, Brian Allen (Rachel), and Matthew Goff (Ashley); and two great grandchildren Joshua Allen (Ariana), and Jacob Allen.

Visitation will be 6-8 Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral service will be 1 pm Friday, March 20, 2020 at the graveside in New Hollywood Cemetery, Lumberton, NC

In lieu of flowers make a memorial donation to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare or any Veterans organization of choice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099


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  • March 15, 2020
    Alice Bullard says:
    I will miss my visits with Henry on Mondays. I loved to hear his war stories, over and over. Gloria, you have been a wonderful and devoted daughter to your Daddy and you were the apple of his eye. He is now with his sweet Dixie.

  • March 15, 2020
    Gary W. Evers says:
    Great Uncle Henry was a great man, one who proudly served in the military, and always enjoyed telling of his experiences overseas. As a child, I recall many visits by he and Great Aunt Dixie to Grandma and Grandpa Evers's home in Lumberton. We always looked forward to their visits while I was there during the summers helping with the tobacco crop. RIP Great Uncle Henry.....you lived a great long life, loved by many, and have now joined family and friends gone before us in heaven....I'm sure the reunion was awesome.....

  • March 15, 2020
    Karen Evers Byrd says:
    Uncle Henry you will be missed. Rest easy.

  • March 16, 2020
    Susan W Lamm says:
    An amazing person. I am so thankful you were part of my life, Uncle Henry! I will miss you!

  • March 18, 2020
    JIM NEWKIRK says:
    I will miss my visits with Henry and the farm talks we had. We talked about tobacco and his sleeping at the barn is safety during the summer. He will be missed by many!!