CALLAO—Doulin Randolph Wilkins, 91, of Callao died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 21, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born March 12, 1928, in Heathsville, the fourth son of Hiram Randolph and Pearl Conley Wilkins. Orphaned at the age of 12, he was raised by Jay B. and Mary Conley of Callao.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Clark Wilkins; daughters, Virginia Wilkins Crowther (Michael) and Dianne Wilkins Landman (Ricky); daughter-in-law, Martha Beale Wilkins; brother, Philip; sister, Bernice; foster sister, Margaret Conley Brooks; he was blessed to have six grandchildren, Christy Crowther, Dawn C. Biddlecomb (Joseph), Beth C. Angle (Travis), Nicholas Landman, Katie L. O’Bier (Patrick) and Anne Randolph Wilkins; great-grandchildren, Davis, Grant and Will Biddlecomb; Henry and Carter Angle; Brie, Alisyn and Carley O’Bier.
Doulin is preceded in death by his parents; foster parents; son, Randolph Doulin “Randy” Wilkins; and brothers, Claude, M.C., Floyd and Vernon.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Bethany Baptist Church in Callao, where interment followed in the church cemetery. A visitation was held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Welch Funeral Home-Marks Chapel, Warsaw.
The funeral was officiated by Reverend Kori Kiss and the pallbearers were Joseph Biddlecomb; Patrick O’Bier; Travis Angle; Davis, Grant and Will Biddlecomb; Henry and Carter Angle; and Nicholas Landman.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice at 289 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560.