Sad news...John "Sparky" Wilkins passes

Scott "Elder" Harrison

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
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One of our first members, FFR Cobra and 33 HotRod builder. John Wilkins has passed away suddenly last week. I just heard today. Obituary is below.

He moved to NC several years ago. so I doubt we'll have any presence at his memorial service.

Doc, If you have funds in the treasury, could you send flowers from CACC?


John was regional manager for Lincoln Electric and an incredible welder...hence his nickname "sparky".
 
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Scott "Elder" Harrison

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
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Here's an old photo of John and Judy Wilkins taken at a Christmas party years ago.

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kellerscobra

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Sorry to hear this news. John was a stand up guy and was always willing to share his welding knowledge. Prayers to his family.
 

TroyT

Troy Torbett
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Sorry to "here" of John's passing. John and Greg Keller were the first CACC members I have met at a car show (Chik-Fil-A) years ago and learned a lot about the replica industry and CACC. Thoughts and prayers for John's family.
 

Ripper

CACC President Kevin Moses
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Sorry to hear this, John was a great guy. Always willing to help. We helped him build his Cobra back in the day. He sold his Cobra to a guy here in Herndon, a block away from my house. He still has it.
 

Tom Wells

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Sorry to hear about John. He always seemed to be a nice guy. Nicer than I'd expect from a Cobra guy :)
 

Danbo

FFR6198 Dan Deitz
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Oh no, what a great guy he was! Down to earth easy to joke with kind of guy. Rest In Peace John!
 

Don Gaboury

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Just got back on line, Sorry I missed the first posting days ago.. Liked the others said.. RIP John. Sorry for your loss Judy..

Doc
 
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