On Monday, August 10th, 2020, Kenneth Morris Wilkins of Springville, Utah, loving husband and father of four children was called back to live with his Heavenly Father at the age of 84. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held the office of High Priest.
Kenneth was born on August 7, 1936 in Los Angeles, California to Lavon Wilkins and Hattie Petersen Wilkins Scarlett. He spent his early years and youth growing up in Bell, California. During 1955-1957, he served his country by joining the Army where he was stationed in Germany. He attended College for two and a half years at East Lost Angeles Junior College and American River College. On September 1 1, 1959 he married Diane Alice Tetley in the Los Angeles Temple, and they continued to live in that area. ln 1965 they moved to Sacramento, California where they raised two sons, Steve and Roger, and two daughters, Connie and Julie. ln 1996, after Ken retired from a career as a truck driver, they moved to Utah to be close to their children, where they lived in Spanish Fork and Springville until the present day.
Kenny was a lover of all things outdoors. He loved the beach, camping, hiking, motorcycle riding, four wheeling, and traveling. He went on 40 cruises in his lifetime. He loved to garden. He loved raising pigeons. ln his youth he loved fixing cars, and driving fast. As a friend to everyone, Ken was known for his kind demeanor and friendly personality. He loved to talk to people, whether he knew them or not, and was definitely a story teller. He loved to learn and use sign language. He loved to tell jokes, and did not have a serious or mean bone in his entire body. He cared about other people and went out of his way to show it. He truly was the best of men.
Ken was preceded in death by his Father, Lavon Wilkins, Step Father, William Lawrence Scarlett, Mother, Hattie Scarlett, and his brother Woodrow Wilkins. He is survived by his wife Diane, his four children, Steve, Connie, Julie (Bruce), and Roger (Donna), his 10 grandchildren, and his sister Linda Morris.
A graveside service will be held for him on Monday, August 17,2O2O at 10:00 a.m. at the Spanish Fork, Utah Cemetery.