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C. "Fred" Wilkinson

Visitation:
June 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

June 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Stubblefield - pianist; Virginia Carlson - soloist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Wilkinson, Brian Mulherin, Parker Wilkinson, Brent Edwards, Daryl Smith, Claudie Tipton and Chad Wilkinson.

C. Fredrick "Fred" Wilkinson passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Fred attended school in Perry until he and his family moved to Farber in 1928. He then finished school in Farber and shortly afterward married Mildred and they moved to St. Louis where he worked a few years for Curtis Wright Aircraft Company. They moved back to Farber in 1946 where Fred started working for North American Refractories as a machinist. He retired from there in 1980. Fred was a longtime member of the Farber Presbyterian Church where he had served as an elder. He was a member of the Laddonia Masonic Lodge where he had received his 50 year pin. Fred was also active with the Farber Lions Club and the Vandalia Country Club. He enjoyed his family and playing golf.

Born: March 5, 1918 in Perry, Missouri the son of Henry Ralph and Nellie Louise (Sankpill) Wilkinson.

Married: Mildred Irene Teague in Bowling Green, Missouri on June 8, 1940.

Survivors include: wife, Mildred of Farber; one son, David M. and Karen Wilkinson of Mexico; two daughters: Linda L. and Jim Mulherin of rural Vandalia; Carol Ann and Elgen Edwards of Mesa, Arizona; five grandchildren: Lisa Mulherin of St. Louis; Brent Edwards of Mesa, Arizona; Brian Mulherin of rural Vandalia; Scott Wilkinson and Chad Wilkinson both of Columbia, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren: Victoria Edwards, Parker Wilkinson, Carter Wilkinson, Sofia Fehr, Zachary Edwards, Seth Fehr and Eliana Wilkinson; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Richard Alan Wilkinson in 1999; one brother, Clifford Wilkinson; one sister, Marie Smith.

Memorials are encouraged to the Farber Presbyterian Church.


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