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1945 James 2023

James "Mike" Wilkerson Sr.

March 6, 1945 — December 24, 2023

James "Mike" Michael Wilkerson Sr., passed away on Sunday, December 24th, 2023, at the age of 78. Born and raised in Vidor, Mike was a true son of the community. Throughout the course of his life, Mike dedicated himself to his craft as a Crane Operator, a profession that became more than just a job but a testament to his hard work and dedication. His skilled hands operated machinery with precision, and his commitment to his work was evident to all who worked alongside him. Beyond the world of cranes and machinery, Mike found solace in the quiet beauty of nature, particularly in the pursuit of deer hunting. The great outdoors provided him with moments of peace and reflection, and the camaraderie of fellow hunters became a cherished part of his life. For 40 years, Mike shared his life's journey with his loving wife, Linda Wilkerson. Mike is survived by his children, James "Mike" Michael Wilkerson Jr. of Clinton, MS, as well as stepchildren Debra Heintz of Pflugerville, TX, and Daryl Gans of Round Rock, TX. Their lives are a reflection of the values and strength instilled in them by their father.

In addition to his immediate family, Mike is survived by his brother, Harvey Lee Wilkerson of Vidor, TX. Mike's legacy continues through his 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, who brought immeasurable joy to his life. He took pride in their accomplishments and found joy in the laughter and love they shared. While we mourn the loss of James "Mike" Michael Wilkerson Sr., let us also celebrate the richness of his life and the impact he made on those around him. He joins his son, Clint Lee Wilkerson, and brothers J.W. Wilkerson, Marvin J. Wilkerson, Robert Neal Wilkerson, and Don Wilkerson in eternal rest.



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Friday, December 29, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor

1750 Texas 12, Vidor, TX 77662

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Friday, December 29, 2023

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Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor

1750 Texas 12, Vidor, TX 77662

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