Larry H. Wilkerson

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Jan. 27, 1940 - June 21, 2017

Larry Henry Wilkerson passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Maricopa, AZ, at the age of 77. He was born on Jan. 27, 1940, in Lorraine, KS, to the late Earl O. and Adelaide (Hertlein) Wilkerson. On Aug. 6, 1960, he was united in marriage to Beverly Bollig at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville, KS. They were blessed with four children, Larry, Jr., Billy, Sandra Kay, and Robert. In addition to being a husband and father, Larry spent most of his life working for several local well services, and then as a self-employed truck driver, until his retirement in Feburary 2017. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid reader and enjoyed camping and working in his garden. He had a great sense of humor and never passed up an opportunity to make someone smile. He delighted in seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Larry had a very strong relationship with God and was clearly at peace with him. Larry is survived by his sons, Larry Wilkerson, Jr. of Harker Heights, TX, William “Billy” Wilkerson of Zurich, and Robert Wilkerson and wife, Paula of Maricopa, AZ; daughter, Sandra Kay Goings and husband, Robert of Bellefontaine, OH; brother, James Wilkerson and wife, Rachael; sisters Charlene Jones, and Linda Robbins and husband, Gerald, brother-in-law, Jack Graves; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Wilkerson and Cheryl Dedrickson; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Adelaide Wilkerson, wife, Beverly Wilkerson, daughter-in-law, Angela Wilkerson, brothers, Don and Gary, sister, Joyce, sister-in-law, Ann, and brothers- in-law, Elvin and Gordon. A mass of christian burial will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville. Inurnment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home, with rosary service at 3 p.m., and from 6-8 p.m., at the church, with Prayer Vigil starting at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Knights of Columbus and may be sent in care of Plumer- Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd Street, Plainville, KS 67663. Online condolences may be left at

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