Roy Thomas Wilkerson

Born: Fri., Mar. 25, 1938
Died: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Canoochee Baptist Church Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Roy Thomas Wilkerson Jr., age 78 of Swainsboro, GA on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, GA.


Funeral services will be January 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Morris Brantley officiating.


Interment will follow in the Canoochee Baptist Church Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6-8 PM


Pallbearers are Roy Rachels, Lee Rachels, Bobby Wilkerson, Roy Wilkerson, Larry Sheppard and Steven Sheppard


Mr. Wilkerson was born March 25, 1938 in Twin City, Emanuel County, GA to the late Roy Thomas Wilkerson Sr. and Willie Maude Arnold Wilkerson. He was retired from A & S Grain as a truck driver, was a member of Holton Chapel Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Lotis Mosley Wilkerson; Brothers, Jimmy Lee Wilkerson, Bobby Ray Wilkerson and Tommy Wilkerson; grandchildren, Caleb Wilkerson and Tony McKenzie and Great-Grandchild, Kayden Morin.


Survivors include:


One Daughter: Tracie Hall (Jerry) of Kite, GA


Two Sons: Dale Wilkerson (Karen) and Travis Wilkerson (Angie) all of Swainsboro, GA


Six Sisters: Brenda Coleman and Diane Strickland both of Canoochee, GA, Catherine Garvin (Glynn) of Twin City, GA, Minnie Lanier of Millen, GA, Vera Henderson and Jean Sheppard both of Swainsboro, GA


One Brother: Robert Wilkerson of Twin City, GA


Six Grandchildren: Rani Wilkerson, Caley Wilkerson, Mandy Wilkerson, Dylan Hall, Cody Hall (Melinda) and Corey Wilkerson


Two Step-Grandchildren: David Winter and Stephanie Morin


One Great-Grandchild: Kinsley Winter, nieces, nephews and extended family.


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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Roy Thomas Wilkerson Jr. of Swainsboro, GA.

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   Posted Sat January 14, 2017
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