Marvin Jay Frog Wilkerson, 72 of Newton died on Nov. 20, 2012 at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston. He was born on May 7, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas, was a former resident of Vidor and had lived in Newton since 1970. He was an operator in the construction industry and had taught auto mechanics at NHS. He is survived by his wife, Fay Wilkerson of Newton, daughter, Phyllis Richmond and husband, Wade of Newton, son, Jay Wilkerson and wife, Shawn of Newton, brothers, J. W. Wilkerson, Harvey Lee Wilkerson, Don Wilkerson and Mike Wilkerson all of Vidor, Tx and grandchildren, Caleb, Catherine and Noah Wilkerson and Dalaina and Hannah Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gober and Maxine Wilkerson and brother, Robert Neil Wilkerson. Visitation will be on Saturday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home in Newton. Funeral services will be on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church in Newton with burial to follow at the Newton City Cemetery.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 22, 2012