Carl T. Wilkerson, Sr. 85, of Rockwood, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was born May 30, 1928, the son of John and Rossie Arnold Wilkerson both of whom preceded him in death. He was a member and life time deacon of First Baptist Church Rockwood; a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War; a member of American Legion Post 50. Mr. Wilkerson was retired from TVA Kingston Fossil Plant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee Arnold Wilkerson and Bob Wilkerson; sisters, Mary Kate Merritt and Johnnie Hicks.
Wife of 58 years: Ann Long Wilkerson
Sons: Tom Wilkerson and Cindy Clark of Knoxville, TN; Lee Arnold Wilkerson of Murfreesboro, TN
Daughter & son-in-law: Beth & Willard Mead of Knoxville, TN
Grandchildren: Tiffany & Jacob Ashworth of Sanford, NC; Katie Wilkerson of Kingston, TN;
Emily & Chase Morrow of Cleveland,TN; Kellie Mead of Knoxville, TN;
Courtney & Connor Wilkerson of Murfreesboro, TN
Great-Grandchild: Ethan Hacker
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church Rockwood. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Bro. Marty Shadoan officiating. Interment and burial will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Friday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 am with Full Military Honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church Rockwood, 309 N. Chamberlain Avenue, Rockwood, TN, 37854. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. Carl T. Wilkerson, Sr. An online registry is available at www.evansmortuary.biz.