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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.

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  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould