November 16, 2020
Gene Calvin Wilkerson age 82 of Smithville, passed away Sunday night November 15, 2020 at his residence. He was born July 18, 1938 to his parents, the late Roy L. and Dovie Lorene Gamill Wilkerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katelynn Wilkerson. Gene was retired from Smithville Concrete with close to 30 years of service. He was a National Guard and U.S. Army Veteran. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 62 years, Lena Harbin Wilkerson; 6 children, Marilynn Schaddelee (Frank), James Wilkerson (Angela), Sherry Wilkerson (Jeremy), Lisa Bowman (Mike), Darryl Wilkerson (Annette) and Denise Bogle (Tim); 19 grandchildren, Celena Schaddelee, Josiah Schaddelee, Talor Darling, Stephanie Driver, Shellie Wilkerson, C.J. Wilkerson, Arigail Keaton, Delilah Keaton, Nathan Lawson, Tiffani Martin, Brandon Stockling, Hillary Tramel, Payton Bowman, Emily Wilkerson, Jacob Wilkerson, Olivia Logan, Savannah Whitefield and Joel Wilkerson; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Barbara Replogle and Mackie Easterly (Leon). Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, November 19, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bobby Thomason officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 4 PM until 7 PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. Due to COVID 19 and Social Distancing Guidelines we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 for the service. Our lounge is closed at this time and NO Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.