Gilbert Loyd Wilkins, age 92, of Poolville passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of Sept. 16, 2016, at his home in Weatherford.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at North Main Church of Christ, Weatherford.
A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. at the Poolville Cemetery Tabernacle.
Loyd was born on the family farm in Poolville, Texas to James Isaac and Martha Emma Wilkins on June 22, 1924. He went to school at Poolville. He married his first wife Mary Lou Carter on March 26, 1949 in Weatherford. He worked as a farmer and rancher most of his life as well as a full career with Bell Helicopter for over 25 years. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the Army in Europe. Loyd attended the Poolville Church of Christ for his entire life save the war years. He was a past president of the Poolville School Board and the Poolville Cemetery Association.
Loyd is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Wilkins and daughter, Tontrella Louise Wilkins.
Loyd is survived by his wife, Sue Ella Wilkins; children Terri Huffhines and husband, Tom, and Timothy Wilkins; grandchildren John Huffhines, Toni Huffhines DeRouen and husband, Cameron; three stepchildren and multiple step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends.
Loyd was a strong Christian example to all and impacted many lives for the good.
Memorials may be given to Fosters Home for Children of Stephenville.
Published on September 20, 2016