Lloyd Charles “Chuck” Wilkerson, 79, formerly of Sandoval, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born on October 28, 1941 the son of James and Mary (Cummins) Wilkerson in Carlyle. They later divorced and Mary married LeRoy Horn. In 1972, He married Shirley Mae Davis they were blessed with their son Brad.
Survivors that will remember Chuck as a dedicated family man include his beloved family, son, Brad Wilkerson of Brigham City, Utah; cherished granddaughter, Azlyn Catarina Salas; special friend, Linda L. Good of Mt. Vernon; sister, Mary Reynolds of Patoka; sister-in-law, Patty Wilkerson; nephews, Ivan Reynolds, Rodney Reynolds, Mike Reynolds, Jim Wilkerson; great-nephews, Troy Reynolds, Jeff Wilkerson, and Jim Wilkerson; niece, Janet Bremer; and special cousin, John Nelson of Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Wilkerson was preceded in death by both his father, James Wilkerson; mother, Mary Horn; step-father, LeRoy Horn; brothers, Tommy Wilkerson, James Wilkerson, and David Wilkerson; and nephew, Tom Wilkerson Jr. and nephew Glen Reynolds Jr.
Mr. Wilkerson served his country with honor and pride first in the United States Army serving in Korea, and later in the United States Air Force, where he was a part of the Gemini space capsule project. He was a faithful member of Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Mt. Vernon. Chuck’s church family will remember his passion for the Lord, and they admired how he came dressed in his best threads. He had an impressive, engineer’s mind that he exercised by tinkering on radios in his garage. He was no stranger to technology and loved the benefits of working with computers. Chuck enjoyed the taste of juicy, smoked meats and was famous for his smoked turkey and salmon. Chuck was known to have a need for speed, purchasing a fast car every year. He had a soft spot for Porsches, but did move to Lincolns in his later years enjoying their power under the hood, while riding in complete comfort. He made it a point to travel to Utah any chance he could to visit his son, Brad and make lasting memories with his granddaughter, Azlyn. His love of being a grandpa was one of his greatest blessings and he cherished every moment that was spent watching Azlyn grow. Chuck’s family and friends are grateful for the impact he made on their lives and his memory will be cherished with love and respect.
Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Lloyd “Chuck” Wilkerson with arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Interment to follow at Sandoval Cemetery in Sandoval where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 446 and the VFW Post 2055. A visitation time will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home, where those in attendance will be asked to wear a mask and the number of people in the funeral home at one time will be limited. Memorials may be made in Lloyd’s honor to Calvary United Pentecostal Church Building Fund. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.
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