Thetas “Bo” Wilkins

Thetas O. “Bo” Wilkins, Jr., 76, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

Funeral Service: 3PM Sunday, October 7th at Parkview Baptist Church with Dr. John W. Collier and Rev. Joey Crenshaw officiating.

Visitation: 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Military Graveside Service: 1PM Tuesday, October 9th at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Bo was born August 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 August 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!”


Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Parkview Baptist Church , 1100 East Lake Shore Drive; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. So sorry to here of your loss, we really enjoyed having bo around especially on the golf course. He will truly be missed. Stephen king

  2. Charlotte Drake :

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing away. He was a fine Christian man and lived his life that way.
    Peace and comfort to your family.

  3. Michael Oliver :

    To the family of Mr. Wilkins.. so sorry for your loss.

  4. One of the first people I met when I transferred to Mexia. We played a lot of golf together…and I always will remember him saying, “best I’ve ever seen”…lol…he was being a whole lot sarcastic, lol, but it was always perfect timing! I truly enjoyed his wit, his love for life, and his concern for the students as an educator. Godspeed Bo…you will be missed.

  5. So sorry for your loss. RIP Mr.Wilkins.

  6. Hasychak’s family :

    Dear Trent and family,

    May Our Heavenly Father gives you comfort, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow 🙏🏻

  7. Angelique Cotton-Shed :

    Angelique Cotton-Shed and Family:
    To Cherish and family, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Sending prayers

  8. Bo was my principal at Mexia Junior High. He was such a good person to work for–I had gone to Wortham to teach (Mexia had a policy that the superintendent ‘s could not teach in the same district as her husband). After R. Q. died, Bo called me and said “It’s time for you to come home.”
    and I enjoyed several more years with Bo. I remember when Thad and Trent were little, they would ride the bus to the jr high. They followed Bo around like two little ducks.
    Pleasant memories of a wonderful man. R. Q. thought so much of Bo. My love to the children and to Pat.

  9. Debra Jo York :

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bo’s passing. He was so loved. An honorable man that was always funny. I just visited with him in HEB a few months ago. Heaven gets sweeter by the day. Praying for whole family! May u each feel comfort that only God can give. In His Love, DJ York

  10. Shannon Callahan :

    Cherish and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was always my other dad and I will be forever grateful for the guidance and support he gave me. Please know that my heart, love, and prayers are sent to you and I wish I could be there with you.

  11. Detrice Exodus Brown :

    Sorry Classmate Thad and family for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers!! God Bless! From Class of 95

  12. Laquitta Jo Jones :

    So sorry for your loss, but thankful he is no longer suffering. Prayers for the family and especially Cherish.
    Mr. Wilkins was my principal when I was in elementary school.

  13. Sending deepest condolences during this time to Cherish & your siblings, I have fond memories of your Dad & wish all of you well.

  14. you will be greatly miss mr.wilkins class of 1992

  15. Bo was a very close friend growing up. We worked in the “wrecking yard” and fixed up old cars together. Bo was an outstanding athlete; he never was very big, but he was quick and tough. I have always regretted that we never lived close after our growing up and school days. During those growing up years Bo was like a Big Brother to me. My prayers and thoughts are with Pat, Linda, Brenda, and Thomas and all their families. Bo was definitely “One of the Good Guys”; I will miss him.
    Sam

  16. We are so very sorry for your lost. Praying for the entire family.

  17. Stephaniie Neal :

    So sorry for your loss. May god embrace the family and help y’all through your grieving. He was my Jr. H High principal!

  18. Taunya Lockhart :

    Hello my condolences to you and your family .We wwill miss him. If you need a shoulder to cry on or just want someone to talk to. I am here. My number is 254 625 2212. Love You All

    Ms.Taunya Lockhart

  19. Diana McBay Bradley :

    To all 4,
    I read a slogan on a church sign,
    time doesn’t heal, only God.
    You know my memories with you.
    Love, Diana Mc Bradley

  20. Mike and Valerie Bolton :

    Mike and I always thought so much of Bo. He will be missed. Praying for your family during this time.

  21. Sherry Mathison :

    So sorry for your loss. Bo will be greatly missed.

  22. So sorry for your loss, Pat.

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