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Official Obituary of

Walt Ellis Wilkerson, Sr.

October 10, 1948 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Walt Wilkerson, Sr. Obituary

Walt Ellis Wilkerson, Sr. of Cisco left this life unexpectedly Thursday, August 17, 2023 at the age of 74.

Born October 10, 1948 in Gorman to Odis Weldon and Margie Lee Proctor Wilkerson. He graduated from Cisco High School, and went on to serve in the United States Army in 1968, obtaining the rank of Sergeant.  He served as a barber and tank commander and Company “A” Combat Sustainment Support Battalion 2 of the 25th Infantry Division.  He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Bronze Star.  Walt was honorably discharged in 1971. He worked in the oil industry for 40 years.

Walt was a member of Mitchell Baptist Church, and loved his church and church family. He appreciated all his good neighbors and enjoyed all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing and shooting his collection of guns. He was a loving, dedicated father to his kids,  and had several bonus kids he claimed that called him “Pops”.  B.J., Jason, Larry and Bo enjoyed many of the outdoor activities with him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Margie Wilkerson and wife Debbie Wilkerson.

Survivors include Walt’s children, Shane Kearney of Dallas, Carrie and Tron Blankinship of Morgan, Walt and LeaJean Wilkerson of Cross Plains, Brandt and Susan Bennett of Murphy and Kortnie and William Allen of Springtown; grandchildren Katelynn and Kira Elliott of Whitney, Faith Moore of Itasca, Hannah Hataway of Alvarado, Molly, Matthew and Dennis Blankinship of Morgan, Louie Blankinship of Hico, Brazlen, Margie and Jayton Wilkerson of Cross Plains, Tori, Adalynn and Hudson Bennett of Murphy, Hudson Reed, who is currently deployed with the United States Marines and Lillie Reed of Springtown; great-grandchildren Asher Elliott of Whitney, Dawson Blankinship of Hico, Everly Means of Itasca and Ivy Baker of Whitney; brother Roger Wilkerson and wife Doris  and sister Nona Blackwell, all of Clyde.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, August 21, 2023, at Kimbrough-Jacobs Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 9:00 AM Tuesday, August 22, 2023, in the Kimbrough Memorial Chapel, with Howard Stovall officiating.  Burial will be at the Wilkerson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Walt Wilkerson, Jr., B.J. Rains, Andy Porter, Doug Knight, Gary Landenberger and Charlie Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Tron Blankinship,  Jason Wamba and Bo Baker.

The family suggests memorials to the Shriner’s Hospital, any Veterans Organization or Cooks Children’s Hospital.

“Until we see you again, Dad…We will honor your name and your faith in our Heavenly Father. You will be missed by many”.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 21, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kimbrough-Jacobs Funeral Home
300 W 9th St
Cisco, TX 76437

Funeral Service
Tuesday
August 22, 2023

9:00 AM
Kimbrough-Jacobs Funeral Home
300 W 9th St
Cisco, TX 76437

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