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Thetas ‘Bo’ Wilkins

Thetas O. “Bo” Wilkins Jr., 76, of Waco, formerly of Mexia, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Parkview Baptist Church, with Dr. John W. Collier and the Rev. Joey Crenshaw officiating. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Military graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Bo was born Aug. 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 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; stepchildren 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, J.T., 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.

“Gig ’em and God Bless!”

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