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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday November 15th, 2021

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Robert Louis Wilkerson

Robert Louis Wilkerson, 86, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 15, 2021, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Clayton officiating. The burial will follow at Reidlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, November 14 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Bobby was born January 16, 1935, to the late H.P. “Pitt” and Emma Diers Wilkerson. A 1953 graduate from Reidsville High School, Bobby served as the Sr. Class President and was selected as the captain of 3 sports. He attended the University of North Carolina and later served as a Military Police officer in the US Army for 2 years. Bobby then made plans to join the family business and graduated from the Cincinnati School of Embalming. He selflessly served the Reidsville and Rockingham County communities as the 3rd Generation Owner/ Operator of Wilkerson Funeral Home having worked there for over 50 years. Bobby was an avid sportsman and faithful Tar Heel fan. He was a gifted craftsman and carefully maintained an immaculate yard. Bobby celebrated and adored his family. Humility and generosity were maintained and easily witnessed throughout his life. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Along with his parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by his brothers William “Billy” Wilkerson and H.P. “Junny” Wilkerson, Jr.

Bobby is survived by his wife Flo Howett Wilkerson; children April Wilkerson Hopkins and husband Ted, Mark Wilkerson and wife Valerie, Drew Wilkerson McGee and husband Don and Daniel Wilkerson; grandchildren Louisa Brown and husband Zach, Amelia Yarbrough and husband Zach, Bess Ragan and husband David, Gabe Wilkerson and Regan Wilkerson; great-grandchildren Eli and Josie Brown and Anna Louis Yarbrough; his sister Barbara Wilkerson Barham; and a large extended family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Wilkerson


A candle was lit in memory of Robert Wilkerson

Bill & Susan Apple Mar 22 2022 12:49 AM

I am just seeing this and in shock ! Mr Wilkerson was a wonderful kind man .I met him at Charlie's Tobacco store years ago. He was such a kind heart and very friendly ,

Sabrina Hutchens Jan 20 2022 11:35 PM

Sincere condolences to the family that has so faithfully, expertly, and caringly seen so many of us through our losses, leaving an indelible mark on the community.

Linda Stanfield Kilgariff Dec 12 2021 9:51 PM

Prayers for you all during this time and for the days ahead. Mr. Wilkerson was a kind, caring, compassionate, man who served our communities of Rockingham County very, well. (He passed the torch to a loving, caring, staff.)May God give you all strength each day. Love you, my favorite teacher, EVER, Mrs. Wilkerson!🙏🏻❤️

Lisa Bowman Moore Nov 20 2021 8:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Wilkerson

Lisa Bowman Moore Nov 20 2021 8:13 PM

Our Love and sincere condolences to all the Wilkerson and extended family. May you continue to experience the same love, support and fond memories you all and Bobby gave the community both personally and professionally throughout most of the 20th and into the 21st century. That is, until "the God of all comfort" thru His Son Christ Jesus makes such times as these unnecessary. When they completely reverse the effects of "the last enemy, death ". Then his will," will be done in earth as it is in Heaven" 2 Cor 1:3; Matt 6:10; John 5:28,29;1Cor 15:26; Rev 21:4.

Gregory Stevenson and Family Nov 19 2021 11:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Wilkerson

Jeannie Craddock Nov 18 2021 2:53 PM

So sorry for your loss. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you at this time. Your family has always been so faithful to us during our own losses and we greatly appreciate. Hope you will find comfort from friends and family at this time

Emily Moore Nov 18 2021 12:34 PM

I didn't know Mr. Wilkerson well except thru his beautiful wife. Mrs. Wilkerson was one of my teachers @ Wentworth High School. All of us loved her & years after graduating she just never aged!!! My deepest sympathies & prayers for the entire family.

Margie Corum Hoskins Nov 18 2021 11:54 AM

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