Leon F Wilkins

1923 - 8 Aug 1996

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Leon F Wilkins

1923 - 8 Aug 1996
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The obituary of Leon F Wilkins. Cemetery: Florida National Cemetery, Location: Bushnell, Sumter, Florida, United States. Birth: 1923, Death: 8 Aug 1996.
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Leon F Wilkins

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Florida National Cemetery

4000-4198 Southwest 85th Terrace
Bushnell, Sumter, Florida
United States
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William Oliver

March 30, 2014

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- Leon F. Wilkins, 73, of 848 E. Flag Lane, Kissimmee, died Aug. 8. Born in Keyser, W. Va., he moved to the area from Hyattsville, Md., in 1972. He was a retired steam operator for Potomac Electric Co. He was a life member of Loyal Order of the Moose, VFW Post No. 4225, Kissimmee, and was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine Wilkins; sons, Kevin Wilkins, both of Kissimmee, Alan Wilkins, Newport News, Va.; brother, Richard Wilkins, Bowie, Md.; and two grandchildren. Services were held Aug. 12 at the chapel of Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home with Peter J. Zieg, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kissimmee, officiating. Military honors, courtesy of Lake County War Veterans, were held at the graveside at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee, was in charge of local arrangements.

Life timeline of Leon F Wilkins

1923
Leon F Wilkins was born in 1923
Leon F Wilkins was 7 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
1930
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Leon F Wilkins was 22 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
1945
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Leon F Wilkins was 32 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
1955
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Leon F Wilkins was 41 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
1964
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Leon F Wilkins was 50 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
1973
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Leon F Wilkins was 59 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
1982
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Leon F Wilkins died on 8 Aug 1996 at the age of 73

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