J.C. Wilkerson, 91, of Winters died September 14, 2016.
J.C. Wilkerson, 91, of Winters died September 14, 2016. He was born November 4, 1924 in Crews, grew up in Winters and graduated from Winters High School. He served in the United States Navy from December 15, 1942 to February 7, 1946. Following his discharge from the navy, J.C. returned to Winters and married Lenora Sykes who preceded him in death in 1992. In 2002, he married Mary Murray. J.C. worked for the Lone Star Gas Company for 40 years, was a past member of the Winters Lions Club and the Winters Volunteer Fire Department, and led the Winters ex-student association in 1966. He was a member of the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Coleman.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Murray Wilkerson of Winters; 3 children: Mary Lou Garrett and husband Mike of Abilene, Jim Wilkerson of Winters and Joe Wilkerson of San Angelo; 1 sister: Pat Watkins of Ballinger; 4 grandchildren: Jill Garrett, Blake Garrett and wife Catherine, Katy Wilkerson and Bryce Wilkerson and 3 great-grandchildren: MaeMargaret Garrett, Carlisle Garrett and Eliza Garrett. J.C. was preceded in death by his brother: Kenny Wilkerson and parents Myrtle Allen and Loyd Wilkerson.
Following a private burial, funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the Winters Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Friday, September 16, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Winters Funeral Home.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the West Texas Rehab Center or the Winters Public Library.