Funeral services for Joseph (Joe) Wilkinson, 64, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Jan. 18, 2009 in West Oaks Chapel with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating and Jerry Putman assisting. Ramon Ferguson, Daryl Gentry, Jim Hopson, Kevin Mabe, Mitch Orr, Dennis Wilkinson, Carl Wilkinson and Bob Quilan serving as pallbearers. Bill Butler, Robert Perryman and co-workers of Thermo Coal Mine serving as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be Jan. 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilkinson died Thursday, Jan. 14 at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He married Sara Paulk on Aug. 1, 1964 in Trenton, GA. She survives.
Mr. Wilkinson worked for the coal mine at Thermo since 1980. He also owns Classic Floors. He was a member of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by one son, B.J. Wilkinson and wife Lori; one daughter, Donna Mabe and husband Tony Mabe; five grandchildren, Jennifer Orr and husband Mitch Orr, Kevin Mabe, Keely Wilkinson, Shelbi Elkin, and Ashley Huckabee; two great-grandchildren, Ryen and Riley Orr; two brothers, Gene and Lowe Wilkinson; three sisters, Evelyn Coffey, Francis McCallie, Essie Stockton; and numerous nephews and nieces.
The online registry can be signed at www.westoaksfuneral home.com.
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