Daryl G. Wilkerson
7-13-1935 ~ 4-2-2013
Daryl Glen Wilkerson died Tuesday, April 2 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, Walsenburg, Colorado. He was born July 13, 1935 son of Robert and Grace Wilkerson of Utica, Kansas. Daryl attended schools in both Beeler and Utica and graduated from High School at Utica. After graduation he joined the United States Army where he served, during the Cold War, as a guard at the Berlin Wall in Germany.
He married Marjorie Wilkerson on December 17, 1957 in Arnold, Kansas. After their marriage, Daryl worked for the Kansas State Road Department for a while before he took up being a truck driver hauling live cattle. Before retiring from driving a truck, Daryl drove over a million miles accident free. He also worked in Ingalls, Kansas where he and his two older sons farmed four circles of irrigated alfalfa and ran cattle in the winter time. Daryl worked in Dighton, Kansas farming, trucking, rolling high moisture corn and as an attendant at the Lane County Landfill.
Daryl’s greatest love of a hobby was buying and selling junk, antiques, and antique toys. He was known in the Veterans Home as the resident “picker” to get family heirlooms appraised for their worth.
Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond Wilkerson; step-brother, Ronald Holmes; one son, Timothy Wilkerson, and his beloved wife Marjorie Wilkerson.
Daryl is survived by two sons, Alvin Wilkerson (Stephanie) of Walsenburg, Colorado, and Alan Wilkerson of Draper, Utah. Also surviving is a brother, Gaylon Wilkerson of Loveland, Colorado, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg P.O. Box 422, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
Services will be held at Bible Fellowship Church in Dighton, Kansas at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg, PO Box 422, Walsenburg, CO 81089.
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