Thetas "Bo" Wilkins Jr. '73
October 24, 2018 10:17 AM
updated: October 24, 2018 10:20 AM
Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services obituary
5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 752-5900
Thetas “Bo” Wilkins
Thetas O. “Bo” Wilkins, Jr., 76, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Funeral Service: 3PM Sunday, October 7th at Parkview Baptist Church with Dr. John W. Collier and Rev. Joey Crenshaw officiating.
Visitation: 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Military Graveside Service: 1PM Tuesday, October 9th at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Bo was born August 12, 1942 in Houston to Thetas O. and Evelyn (Miller) Wilkins. The family moved to Hearne when Bo was 6 years old. Bo graduated from Hearne High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston
State University. Subsequently, he received his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M University. He served 36 years in Education including Hearne ISD and Mexia ISD as a teacher, coach assistant principal and principal, retiring in 2000.
Bo married Patricia Massey on August 9, 1998 in Mexia. Bo loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and he was a faithful member of the Baptist Church, serving in many capacities throughout his entire life. He put Christ first in his life and provided a loving
Christian home for his family.
Bo was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Patricia Wilkins; children, Shanna Mott, Cherish Hermes and husband Andrew, Thad Wilkins, and Trent Wilkins and wife Jennifer; step-children, Kenneth L. Baker and wife Anita, Renee Chapman and husband Chris, and Russell
W. Baker and wife Sue; grandchildren, Trevor, Cody, Jacob, Chase, Drew, Tanner, Aubrey, JT, Christina, Tyler, Zoe, and Jenna; great grandchild, Bryan; sisters, Brenda Thompson and husband Ralph, and Linda Patrick; and brother, Tom Wilkins and wife Shari.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Parkview Baptist Church.
The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to the Palliative Care Staff at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple for their care, love and compassion shown to Bo and our family.