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Obituary: Jeffrey D. Wilkerson, Columbus

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Jeffrey D. Wilkerson, 69, of County Road 700S, died at 5:47 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mr. Wilkerson retired in 1992 from Cummins Engine Company where he had worked for 30 years as a machinist. He was a member of the Cattlemen's Association and a former member of the Soil & Water Conservation Board and Farm Service Association Board.

He enjoyed no-till farming, custom hay work, raising beef cattle, collecting antique hay forks and gardening.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 12:30 p.m. to time of service Wednesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charities.

Online condolences may be sent to the Wilkerson family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Columbus on December 17, 1943, Mr. Wilkerson was the son of Orval and Ellen Fleetwood Wilkerson. He married Gwendolyn Lucas on August 4, 1963.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gregory A. Wilkerson of Columbus; brothers, Jerry (Diane) Wilkerson and Jim (Joyce) Wilkerson, both of Columbus; and a grandson, Zachary Wilkerson of Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack Wilkerson.

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