GLASGOW – Donald “Dude” R. Wilkerson, age 79, died Sunday, April 16, 2023, at his residence. He was the son of the late Finis and Lou Birdia (Carver) Wilkerson of the Austin Tracy community. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. A graduate of Austin Tracy High School, class of 1962. He served in the National Guard for six years and retired from Tyson/SKF Industries after 39 years.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Wanda Wilkerson; two children, Donna Groce (Randy) of Glasgow and Jeff Wilkerson of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Brittany Perry (Justin) of Bowling Green, Chase Read (Kandice) of Bowling Green, Megan Wilkerson of Bowling Green, Madeline Monhollen of Scottsville; step-grandchildren, Jacob Groce (Brittany), Luke Groce of Glasgow; great-grandchildren, Carver, Parks, Steller, Asher, Averlie, and Landon; step-children, Steve Riddle, Lisa Fink (John), and Darrin Riddle (Dana); one brother, Orville Wilkerson (Joyce); three sisters, Lou Jean Jewell, Evelyn Billingsley (Ray), Jan Groce (Bobby); sisters in law, Sandy Wilkerson and Maggie Wilkerson; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Hugh, Clifton, and Mike Wilkerson; sister, Sandra Wilkerson; brother-in-law, Harry Jewell; sister-in-law, Betty Wilkerson; nephew, Daryl Wilkerson; and niece Kelly Wilkerson.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, and Wednesday morning until the time for the service.
A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Wilkerson.