Ronald Wilkins



Ronald Fay Wilkins, Sr. age 71 of Wilkins Hollow, Forest City went to be with the Lord on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017 at his residence.

Born December 24, 1946 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Thomas Wilkins, Jr. and Lois Gross Wilkins. Ron was a graduate of Chase High School and received his B.S. Degree in Business from Gardner-Webb University and had been a Real Estate Broker in Rutherford County for a number of years. He was a member of the Harris First Baptist Church, the North Carolina Army National Guard and enjoyed horseback riding. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother and greatly enjoyed his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Kiger Wilkins of the home; three children, Reverend Ronald Wilkins, Jr. and wife Sherry, Tonya Wilkins Logan and husband, Freddy, Timothy Chad Wilkins and wife, Nikki. Grandchildren, Trey Hodge III. Tyler Hodge, Cody Wilkins, Mikayla Wilkins, Jacob Wilkins, Alexus Wilkins and Madison Morrow. A grandson, Daniel Wilkins preceded him in death. One sister, Sandra Mayes and husband, Johnny; two brothers, Tommy Wilkins and wife, Claudia, Donald Wilkins and Michelle; a brother-in-law, Darrell Kiger.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at the Harris First Baptist Church with the Reverend George Whitmire and the Reverend Ron Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 until 12:15 prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave, Suite 100, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207

The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements and an online guest registry is available at