OBITUARY

Clyde "Sonny" Jerome Wilkins

July 25, 1936June 13, 2020
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Clyde Jerome Wilkins also known as “Sonny”, age 83, passed away June 13, 2020. Born in 1936 in Owensboro, KY, to his parents Clyde and Myrtle Wilkins, he married Rose Marie Hardy in 1959. Clyde loved his family, and was happiest when he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was an entrepreneur, and owned several businesses during his life. He was involved in many things such as serving as a football and baseball coach and was later the President of St. Matthews Little-league. He was a Scout Leader, and also was elected Mayor of Rolling Hills Subdivision. Clyde was especially proud of his achievements with the Free Masons, achieving the position of Grand Master and was also a member of the Scottish Rite. Clyde and Rose were married nearly 61 years and had seven children together. He is survived by his wife, Rose; his daughters, Jennifer Garland and Sharon Laster (Michael); sons, Dennis Wilkins, Greg Wilkins (Gretchen) Michael Wilkins; daughter, Stephanie Zahn (Larry), and son Dennis Gregory Wilkins. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Clyde is preceded in death by his best companion, his Golden Retriever, Blanche. In lieu of flowers, donations may go to the Kosair Children’s Hospital. A celebration of Clyde’s life will be conducted at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd., with interment to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 2-7 pm at the funeral home. Please visit us online at www.archlheadywestport.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Kosair Children's Hospital

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Celebration of Clyde's Life

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Scott Stepro

June 20, 2020

Rest in power Coach

WARHAWKS!

Stephanie Wilkins Zahn

June 18, 2020

Jody Atkins

June 18, 2020

Coach Wilkens was my first football coach and a true father figure to thousands of boys who came in contact with him. I loved him and his family. He passed on his realness and caring heart to everyone. God bless his soul.

Rebecca Ann Rupp

June 17, 2020

Mrs. Wilkins and Family,
Each of you have my sincere and heartfelt condolences on Mr. Wilkins. I know you are deeply religious family and will see him again in heaven.
I am thankful we have a friendship as-well-as being neighbors for 42 years. My parents of whom as you know passed away several years ago felt the same. Remember Mr. Wilkins and my Dad having fun when each would decorate our individual homes with outdoor Christmas lights and decorations while sharing and enjoying popular Christmas music. On Halloween going back and forth the street having fun.
My prayers will continue for each of you for the Lord to to give you the strength you need and to hold you in His hand.
With Friendship and Christian Love,
Rebecca Ann

Stephanie Wilkins-Zahn

June 17, 2020

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Biography

Clyde Jerome Wilkins also known as “Sonny” , age 83, passed away June 13, 2020. Born in 1936 in Owensboro, KY, to his parents Clyde and Myrtle Wilkins. He married Rose Marie Hardy in 1959. Clyde loved his family, and was happiest when he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren.He was an entrepreneur, and owned several businesses during his life. He was involved in many things such as, serving as a football and baseball coach and was later the President of St. Matthews Little-league.He was a Scout Leader, and also was elected Mayor of Rolling Hills Subdivision. Clyde was especially proud of his achievements with the Free Masons, achieving the position of Grand Master and was also a member of the Scottish Rite.
Clyde and Rose were married nearly 61 years and had seven children together. He is survived by his wife, Rose, his daughters, Jennifer Garland, and Sharon Laster (Michael), sons, Dennis Wilkins , Greg Wilkins (Gretchen) Michael Wilkins, daughter, Stephanie Zahn (Larry) and son Dennis Gregory Wilkins. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Clyde is preceded in death by his best companion, his Golden Retriever Blanche.
In lieu of flowers, donations may go to the Kosair Children’s Hospital.
A celebration of Clyde’s life will be conducted at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. with interment to follow at St. Michaels Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 2-7 pm at the funeral home.
Please visit us online at www.archlheadywestport.com