SAYBROOK - Estel L. Wilkins, 72, Saybrook, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday (June 13, 2007) at Heritage Manor, Gibson City.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. Pastor Stacy Landry will officiate. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery, Iuka. There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Mr. Wilkins was born July 2, 1934, in Centralia. He was the son of Claud and Ida Mae Spangler Wilkins.-;
He is survived by one brother, Robert (Delilah) Wilkins of Salem.-;
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Rae Wilkins.
Estel lived in the Central Illinois area from the age of 17 and worked on many local farms as a farming assistant. He is characterized as being a very dedicated and dependable farming assistant.-;
Estel will be missed by all of his friends. Everyone who knew him understood and experienced his compassionate heart.