GIRARD - James A. Wilkins Jr., 86, died 2 p.m. Friday at his residence, following a lengthy illness.
James was born April 18, 1928, in Youngstown to James A. and Eve Wilkins Sr.
He retired from Local 43 in Warren as a brick layer and was of the Christian faith. He also served his country in the United States Marines.
He is survived by his sons, Jamie W. Wilkins of Girard and Daniel Wilkins of Puerto Rico; daughter, Laura Emrich of Pineville, N.C.; brothers, Harry Wilkins of New York City and Burton Wilkins of the Philippines, six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his wife, the former Bonna Jean Flory.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Girard City Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held following the service at James' home, 505 E. Broadway, Girard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Staton-Borowski Funeral Home.