Leon George Wilkerson Jr, 77, of Lawtey, FL, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Community Hospice in St. Augustine, FL, from an extended illness. Mr. Wilkerson was born August 13, 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida to Leon and Ruby Wilkerson. He married his wife of 53 years on April 14, 1961 in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Mr. Wilkerson retired from the Air Force in 1979 and settled in Lawtey, Florida. Leon is predeceased by his wife Diana, his parents Leon and Ruby Wilkerson, Grandson Manuel Wayne Techaira and two brothers, Raymond and Timothy Wilkerson.
He is survived by his four children, Douglas Dahlberg of Lawtey, Laural Van Nest of Babylon NY, Susan Wilkerson of Jacksonville and Colleen Wilkerson. Two sisters, JoAnn Jones Lawtey and Linda Weber of St. Croix Falls Wisconsin, and two brothers Earl Wilkerson of Raiford, and David Wilkerson of Lawtey.
Leon has 7 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren.
A funeral service to honor Leon’s life will be held on Friday, July 5, at 11:00 am, at the Starke Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at the church. His interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake Butler, FL. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home. 386-496-2008