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Charles Willard Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015)

He was a war hero and the patriarch of a large, prominent Adair County family. He was a a native of Taylor County, KY, a resident Neatsville Community of Adair County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Albert Squire & Emma Lois Lemmon Wilkerson. He leaves 22 direct living descendants. He was a member of Pellyton United Methodist Church and worked in the timber industry. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country in the United States Army. He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart & numerous other awards and will be accorded full military honors at commital services at Pellyton Cemetery by Columbia VFW Post 6097
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Charles Willard Wilkerson age 83 years, a resident of the Neatsville community of Adair County, KY, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY.

Funeral service will be Monday, January 12, 2015 at 1pmCT, at Pellyton United Methodist Church, 167 Pellyton West Road, Pellyton, KY. with Rev. Jim Williams the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Pellyton Cemetery, 100 Pelyton East Road, Pellyton, KY, will full military honors presented by the local VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 3:30pmCT, Sunday, January 11, 2015 and after 6amCT, Monday until 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY & after 11amCT, Monday at the church until time for the service.


Charles Willard Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015)

He was born on February 8, 1931 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY. He was the son of the late Albert Squire & Emma Lois Lemmon Wilkerson. He died Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Wilmore, Jessamine County, KY, at the age of 83 years, 11 months.

He was preceded in death by a grandson Sean Wilkerson.

He is survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Rena McCloud, of Lexington, KY

  • Four sons: Ken (Lynda) Wilkerson of Columbia, KY; Terry (Janet) Wilkerson of Columbia, KY; Jeffrey Wilkerson of Columbia, KY and Lyndon (Carol) Wilkerson of Campbellsville, KY.

  • One sister: Alice Faye Wingler of Pellyton, KY

  • Seven grandchildren: Rob Wilkerson, Tara Wilkerson, Tressie Roy, Logan Wilkerson, Craig McCloud, Carson McCloud and Michael Shane Wilkerson

  • Ten great grandchildren

  • Former wife and friend: Rose Wilkerson Burton of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends survive
He was a member of Pellyton United Methodist Church, worked in the timber industry, a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country in the United States Army. He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart & numerous other awards.

Send a condolence to the family of Charles Willard Wilkerson

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements.


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Charles Willard Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015)



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