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Marion 'Gayle' Wilkerson, 81, Trafalgar

Marion “Gayle” Wilkerson, 81, Trafalgar, passed away Saturday evening, April 12, 2014, with his family by his side at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.

Gayle was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Johnson County to the late Fred and Opal "Pauline" (Walker) Wilkerson.  He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Lee (Knoop) Wilkerson, whom he married Sept. 10, 1960, in Trafalgar. 

Their marriage was blessed with two sons,  Mark (wife, Kathy) Wilkerson of Greenwood and Brian (wife, Cheryl) Wilkerson of Franklin.  He will also be missed by four grandchildren,  Sandra Gieseking, Ashley and Geoff Wilkerson, Kaelea Cheek; and four great-grandchildren                                   

Gayle was employed for 40 years as a senior scheduler with Diamond Chain in Indianapolis.

He was a 1951 graduate of Trafalgar High School and went on to attend Butler University in Indianapolis before proudly serving his country as a corporal in the United States Army during Korean War from March 11, 1953 to March 4, 1955.

Gayle enjoyed spending time with his family and watching all kinds of sporting events, especially IU basketball.  He also loved to watch his children and grandchildren in their sporting events.

Gayle was a member of First Christian Church of Morgantown and past 60-year member of Trafalgar Christian Church, where he served as deacon, elder and trustee. Gayle was a member and treasurer of Trafalgar American Legion post.  He was also a member of Nineveh Masonic Lodge #317.  Gayle served as trustee and treasurer for many years to First Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Franklin.

Gayle served as Hensley Township trustee for over 22 years until 1998. He presently was serving as precinct committeeman for the township. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, William "Bill" Wilkerson and Keith Wilkerson.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at First Christian Church of Morgantown, 2717 S. Morgantown Road. 

Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, and at the church an hour prior to the service Wednesday, April 16. 

Burial with military graveside rites will be at First Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Franklin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Gayle to First Christian Church of Morgantown, “Building Fund”, P.O. Box 306, Morgantown, IN  46160. 

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Wilkerson family at meredith-clark.com.

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane