It comes with great sadness we announce the passing of Timothy Merrill Wilkins. “Tim” passed away peacefully in his home on August 7, 2019 with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents Heber Benson and Evalina Wilkins, his siblings Terri (Gene) Simmons, Jean (Raul) Morgan, Devere (Beverly) Wilkins, Ronald Wilkins, Donald (Theola) Wilkins, Arlene Lynch, Jerry (Karen) Wilkins, previous wife Deana Clements Wilkins, grandson Tyler Padilla, nephew Mike Fisher, and many friends from Westinghouse who he will embrace upon their reunion.
Our beloved dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, and cousin was born on November 20, 1945 in Delta, Utah.
Tim had the biggest heart of anyone we’ve ever known. He was always there to offer his advice and answers to life’s problems. Tim enjoyed a lot of attention, to the point he liked to be center of attention, which is probably why god gave him such a beautiful voice.
Everyone will always remember their first fish caught, first deer taken, and all of the camping
trips they shared. Our most cherished times are him singing and playing his guitar at the campfire. The entire family and his friends share those same favorite memories. The thing
we all loved the most, is his beautiful voice. He would make you want to dance, cry, and sometimes both. He enjoyed it most when he could play music with his many brothers and sisters. Tim and Pauline enjoyed watching the Utah Jazz and never missed a game - most recently with their grandson Tyler by their side. Tim worked at Westinghouse where he acquired many lifelong friends, they would get together and play horseshoes, barbeque, camp, and of course, he would play music. He will be greatly missed, never forgotten, but always remembered.
He is survived by his wife Pauline Wilkins, his 4 boys, Brett (Teresa) Wilkins, Daniel (Cori) Wilkins, Corey (Laurie) Wilkins, Mike (Jenn) Wilkins, 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, sister Karen McGuire the last of 9 children in their family, 4 step-daughters and their families Stephanie (Chad) Badham, Rashelle (Travis) Wilson, Shauna (Gerald) Bean, Holly (Shaun) Cahoon, former spouse and mother of his boys, Debbie Parenzin and many nephews, nieces, and cousins, who he loved dearly.
In lieu of a viewing or funeral and per Tim’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held on
Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11:00am-2:30pm at Storm Mountain Outdoor Pavilion 11450 S 1000 E. We will be having an open mic, please bring any stories or memories of our husband and dad to share.
Parking is accessible from the east side of the street on 1000 E and from the south side of the street on 11400 S.
A special thanks to Elevation Hospice- especially nurses, Stacey, Ken, Rudy and Alissa who
cared for Tim. We will be forever grateful to Pauline for loving and caring for our Dad in his
Tim chose to donate his body to the University of Utah school of Medicine.