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Kenneth Edward "Ken" Wilkins, 54

Kenneth Edward "Ken" Wilkins, 54

Kenneth Edward "Ken" Wilkins, 54, of Hendersonville went to be with our Lord Jesus Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his home.

Ken grew up in Henderson County and graduated from East Henderson High School. He worked at Federal Paperboard in East Flat Rock and Meritor in Fletcher.

Ken grew up loving basketball and football and loved to farm and play music.

He was the son of Doris Edney Wilkins of Hendersonville and the late Dave Edward Wilkins.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his two daughters, Jennifer Wilkins Kapustka of Simpsonville, S.C., and Summer Nicole Wilkins of Asheville; 2 grandchildren, Gavin Talsky and Nicholas Kapustka; one brother, Dwight David Wilkins of Hendersonville; two sisters, MeLisa Wilkins Bissonnette of Hendersonville and Patricia "Trish" Wilkins Searcy and her husband Chesley of Hendersonville and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Kings Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Capell and Rev. Dan Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Sunday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kings Grove Baptist Church and at other times will be at the home of Trish and Chesley Searcy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building one, Asheville, N.C. 28801.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.