John C. Wilkinson, 73, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Jan. 1, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Keith Clifton and Rev. Jerry Payne will be officiating. A family visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, from 7-8:30 p.m.
John was born on Aug. 12, 1938, in Fisher County. He has lived all of his life in Sweetwater, and he was a member of the Lamar Street Baptist Church. John married Linda Taylor on July 25, 1959 in Sweetwater. He worked as a Chemical Analyst for the Lone Star Cement Plant for 36 years before retiring. John loved to fish and hunt and his family was the highlight of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Wilkinson of Sweetwater; daughters, Jill Doggett and husband Bill of Sweetwater and Sally Halbert and husband Jay of San Angelo; grandsons, Darrell Doggett and wife Jenny of Sweetwater and Logan Doggett of Sweetwater; granddaughter, Katie Halbert of San Angelo; and great-grandsons, Jaden Doggett and Jensen Doggett of Sweetwater; his brother, Mickey Wilkinson and wife Pam of Snellville, Georgia; a nephew and niece in Georgia; and several local cousins.
Preceding him in death are both parents, Vernie James and Edith Grace Wilkinson; maternal grandparents, Moses Clinton and Annie Thomas Lewis; paternal grandparents, John M. and Alabama Gifford Wilkinson.
Memorials may be made to Ben Ritchey Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 6839, Abilene, TX 79608, or Hendrick Home for Children, P.O. Box 5195 Abilene, TX 79608.
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