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Dr. Robert Douglas "Doug"
Dr. Robert Douglas "Doug" Wilkerson, age 69, of Toledo passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born August 5, 1944, in Wilson, NC, to Rainey and Blanche Wilkerson. He received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Doug then
received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Pharmacology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He did his post doctorate training at Tulane University Medical School. Following his faculty position at the University of South Alabama School of Medicine, he joined the faculty of the Medical College of Ohio in 1979 where he spent the
remainder of his career and retired in 2009, as Professor Emeritus. Doug also served in an administrative capacity, as Vice-President for Research Administration.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Wilkerson, and is survived by his wife, Carol; father, Rainey; son, Robert (Tricia) Wilkerson Jr.; daughter, Julie (Brendan) Smith; stepsons, Christopher (Aileen) Welch, Patrick (Jennifer) Welch, and Brian (Allison) Reichenbach; grandchildren, Leah and Parker Smith, and Samantha, Alexander, Nikolas, Madison, and Olivia Welch; as well as a host of extended family members and friends.
Friends will be received at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Saturday, after 1 p.m. where a Celebration of Life Service will take place at 3 p.m. The family suggests memorials to a
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Critical Care Medical Unit of the University of Michigan Hospital and all others involved in his care. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623
Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 10, 2013