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GEORGE WAYNE WILKINSON

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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George Wayne Wilkinson, 63, resident of Uniontown, Kan., died unexpectedly Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital emergency room. He was born May 1, 1948, in Wilmington, Del., the son of Robert K. Wilkinson and Mary E. Hirst Wilkinson. He was a 1966 graduate of the McArthur High School in Hollywood, Fla. He married Mary J. Russell on Nov. 11, 1967, at Fort Worth, Texas.

George owned and operated Wilkinson Drywall and Painting. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Uniontown where he served as a Deacon and also served on the Board of Trustees and the Mission Board. In his earlier years, George had served with the National Guard. He was a member of the Uniontown Ruritan Club. He loved sports and was a member of the Uniontown Booster Club. He kept football stats for the Uniontown Eagles for over 30 years. He also enjoyed the Miami Hurricanes college football team.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; a son, Michael Shawn Wilkinson and wife Sabrina, Uniontown, and a daughter, Shannon Miller and husband Eric, Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Roxanne, Kelli, and Jana Wilkinson and Aedan and Sophie Miller; and two great-grandchildren Bryan Wilkinson and Daltyn Enloe. Also surviving are two brothers, Kenny Wilkinson, Cornelia, Ga., and Charles "Chuck" Wilkinson, Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Linda McCracken, Jacksonville, Fla.; an uncle, Jim Hirst, New Castle, Del.; and honorary grandchildren, Jessica, Garrett and Brooke Murrow and Gavin Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, David Wilkinson.

Pastor Marty DeWitt assisted by Philip Russell will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Uniontown. Burial will follow in the Centerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Uniontown High School Athletic Fund or the First Missionary Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.