WISDOM – Robert Wayne Firkins, age 74, departed this life January 2, 2019. Wayne was a lifelong farmer in the Wisdom Community. He was the son of the late Robert Vance and Goldie Eva Tomblin Firkins.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Louise; four children: Karen (Greg) Powell of Smiths Grove, Eddie (Teresa) Firkins of Edmonton, Robert (Kathy) Firkins of Edmonton, and Sammy (Michele) Firkins of Oklahoma; one sister, Sue Jones of Edmonton; five grandchildren: Lucas, Logan, Gracie, Landon, and Dakota Firkins; one nephew, David Firkins of Louisville; and two nieces: Judy Coomer and Lisa Jones of Edmonton. He is also survived by two very special lifelong friends Donnie Shockley and Roy Stone, a close cousin Kenneth Tomblin, and many friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ruby Wallace; one brother, Walter Firkins; and a beloved nephew, Ricky Wallace.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.at the New Liberty Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday at 4:00 p.m.at Butler Funeral Home and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.at the church.