Thetas O. “Bo” Wilkins, Jr.
Thetas O. “Bo” Wilkins, Jr., 76, of Waco, formerly of Mexia, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at Parkview Baptist Church with Dr. John W. Collier and the Reverend Joey Crenshaw officiating. Visitation was 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Military graveside services was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Bo was born Aug. 12, 1942 in Houston to Thetas O. and Evelyn (Miller) Wilkins. The family moved to Hearne when Bo was 6-years old. Bo graduated from Hearne High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy. He received his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Subsequently, he received his master’s degree in education administration from Texas A&M University. He served 36 years in education including Hearne ISD and Mexia ISD as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal, retiring in 2000. Bo married Patricia Massey on Aug. 9, 1998 in Mexia. Bo loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and he was a faithful member of the baptist church, serving in many capacities throughout his entire life. He put Christ first in his life and provided a loving christian home for his family. Bo was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Patricia Wilkins; children, Shanna Mott, Cherish Hermes and husband Andrew, Thad Wilkins, and Trent Wilkins and wife Jennifer; step-children, Kenneth L. Baker and wife Anita, Renee Chapman and husband Chris, and Russell W. Baker and wife Sue; grandchildren, Trevor, Cody, Jacob, Chase, Drew, Tanner, Aubrey, JT, Christina, Tyler, Zoe, and Jenna; great grandchild, Bryan; sisters, Brenda Thompson and husband Ralph, and Linda Patrick; and brother, Tom Wilkins and wife Shari. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Parkview Baptist Church. The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to the Palliative Care Staff at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple for their care, love and compassion shown to Bo and our family. “Gig ‘em and God Bless!” Thoughts and memories may be shared at Lake- ShoreFH.com.