LEROY "BUTCH" WILKINSON, 75, of Eatonton, Ga. passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 in Fort Wayne. Born in Toronto, Canada, he was a life long resident of Fort Wayne. Butch worked for Lincoln Financial Corp. for 40 years, before retiring to Reynolds Plantation, Ga. During his career, he achieved designations of CLU and ChFC. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, Ducks Unlimited, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Mad Anthony's and Friars. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman. Surviving are wife, Valerie Wilkinson; sisters, Linda Watson of San Marcos, Texas and Patricia (Harvey) Sands of Houston, Texas; brother, Barry Wilkinson of Fort Wayne; niece, Lora Wilkinson; stepsons, Jeff (Lisa) Friedrich of Orlando, Fla. and Dr. Mark (Angela) Friedrich, D.D.S. of Fort Wayne; stepdaughter, Laurie (Mark) Barela of Taos, N. M.; grandchildren, Jessica, Alex and Megan Friedrich, Arie, Olivia and Lillian Friedrich and Alayna and Jenay Barela. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Mildred Wilkinson. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd. with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials to Evans Scholars or Mad Anthony's. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 24, 2012
D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls
8325 Covington Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46804