Charles E. “Cap” Wilkins, retired state trooper

March 8, 2018

Charles E. "Cap" Wilkins, 89, of Georgetown passed away peacefully at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes after a brief illness, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, with his loving wife Jean by his side.

Cap was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Milton, son of the late Robert and Nellie (Dickerson) Wilkins. He graduated from Milton High School Class of 1946. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After returning home he joined the Delaware State Police in June 1956, and retired in June 1976 as staff captain. After retiring from Delaware State Police he worked with Wilmington Trust in Georgetown.

Cap and his wife Jean were avid antique collectors for over 50 years. During their love of collecting, they made many new friends. Their favorite auctions were always Wilson's Auction in Lincoln and Dixon's Auction in Crumpton, Md. Cap was a member of Franklin Lodge #12, the Odd Fellows, Shriners and American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert and Norman; and three sisters: Margaret, Dorothy and Roberta.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean Elliott Wilkins; a sister-in-law, Nora Lee Wilkins; nephew, Robert; and two nieces, Margaret Ellen Ingram and Joyce Oliver.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, with visitation after noon. Entombment will be in Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Cap's name are welcome at the Delaware State Police Museum, PO Box 430, Dover, DE 19903, or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.