OBITUARY

Herman L. Wilkins

July 21, 1930November 24, 2018
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Herman Langford Wilkins, 88, passed into internal rest on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Edward Wilkins, Flora Ann Wilkins; and sister, Laniece Wilkins Seay. He is survived by his son, Tom Wilkins, and his four daughters, Gail Ayers, Patti Machac, Karen Mullins, and Sharen Wilkins; Nine grandchildren, Aaron Jackson, Shea Denham, Wesley Machac, Kimberly Salyers, Travis Machac, Elizabeth Roberts, Brittany Wilkins, Tyler Mullins, and Ashley Wilkins; Nine great grandchildren, Trey Akroosh, Harper Roberts, Emma Machac, Isla Vela, Brynn Denham, Peyton Denham, Riley Salyers, Penelope Vela, and another Salyers on the way.

Herman received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and served in the United States Air Force. Upon his return, he worked over 30 years in state government, and retired from The Texas Railroad Commission in 1984, as Personnel Director.

After retirement, Herman enjoyed gardening, vacationing in South Padre Island, hosting annual Easter Egg hunts for his grandchildren, and cooking up the best catfish with all the trimmings for his family, including his church family. He was a devout Christian, attending Dripping Springs United Methodist Church in Dripping Springs, Texas.

During this difficult time, his children and grandchildren had the privilege of being able to comfort him and letting him know how much he was loved and appreciated. He felt our love and reciprocated it daily. For this, we will forever be grateful.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the many doctors and nurses at Seton Dell Medical Center for the care they provided to our father.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com for the Wilkins family.

  • FAMILY

  • Tom Wilkins, Son
  • Gail Ayers, Daughter
  • Patti Machac, Daughter
  • Karen Mullins, Daughter
  • Sharen Wilkins, Daughter
  • Aaron Jackson, Grandchild
  • Shea Denham, Grandchild
  • Wesley Machac, Grandchild
  • Kimberly Salyers, Grandchild
  • Travis Machac, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Roberts, Grandchild
  • Brittany Wilkins, Grandchild
  • Tyler Mullins, Grandchild
  • Ashley Wilkins, Grandchild
  • Trey Akroosh, Great Grandchild
  • Harper Roberts, Great Grandchild
  • Emma Machac, Great Grandchild
  • Isla Vela, Great Grandchild
  • Brynn Denham, Great Grandchild
  • Peyton Denham, Great Grandchild
  • Riley Salyers, Great Grandchild
  • Penelope Vela, Great Grandchild
  • Herman is also survived by another Salyers baby on the way, who will cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Aaron Jackson
  • Wesley Machac
  • Travis Machac
  • Tyler Mullins
  • Matt Salyers
  • Steve Warntjes

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Biography

Herman L. Wilkins was born in Enville, Tennessee on July 21st, 1930 to Thomas and Flora Wilkins.

Herman received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and served in the United States Air Force. Upon his return, he worked over 30 years in state government, and retired from The Texas Railroad Commission in 1984, as Personnel Director.

After retirement, Herman enjoyed gardening, vacationing in South Padre Island, hosting annual Easter Egg hunts for his grandchildren, and cooking up the best catfish with all the trimmings for his family, including his church family. He was a devout Christian, attending Dripping Springs United Methodist Church in Dripping Springs, Texas.

During this difficult time, his children and grandchildren had the privilege of being able to comfort him and letting him know how much he was loved and appreciated. He felt our love and reciprocated it daily. For this, we will forever be grateful.