Obituary of James P. Wilkerson, III
James P. Wilkerson, III, 65, of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, unexpectedly at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia W. Wilkerson.
Born May 13, 1955 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late James “Jimmy” P. Wilkerson, Jr. and Nancy W. Wilkerson. He was a retired funeral director from Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory and a member of the former Rivermont Ave. Baptist Church. He loved to travel, especially to Alaska, where there was so much wildlife that he enjoyed, not to mention the beautiful scenery. He also loved to ride trains, again, especially in Alaska. Jim loved woodworking and made many pieces of gorgeous furniture for his family.
In addition to his wife, Pat, he is survived by his son, James Matthew “Matt” Wilkerson (Stephanie) of Culpeper, VA; his daughter, Megan Danielle Wilkerson, of Lynchburg; two grandchildren, Abigail Sophia and Emma Grace Wilkerson, also of Culpeper, VA. He was predeceased in death by his sister, Kay W. White.
A private graveside service will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lynchburg Humane Society, American Cancer Society or The Shriners Hospital for Children.
Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory, Wiggington Road Chapel, 385-8900, is serving the family. To send on-line condolences, please go to www.diuguidfuneralservice.com.
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