Posted July 17, 2012, at 8:08 p.m.

PATTEN – Roland "Stoke" Wilkins, 85, died July 17, 2012, in Houlton. He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Houlton, the son of Rupert and Mildred (Hoar) Wilkins.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he drove truck for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis (Baker) Wilkins of Patten; three children, Virginia Hartin and her husband, Steve, of Hersey, R. Thomas Wilkins and his wife, Kim, of Old Town and Carol Wilkins-Roy and her husband, Troy Roy of Levant; seven grandchildren, Monica, Chris, Matt, Brad, Hailey, Dylan and Noah; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Leigha, Kirby, Madison and Ava; two sisters, Vivian Socia of Oxford, Mass., and Dorothy Shean of Crystal; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Wilfred and Earl; and a sister, Hester.

Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Patten, where a Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. with Father David Raymond, celebrant. Interment will be held at Patten Cemetery. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit