George H. "Bud" Wilkinson, Jr., age 77, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in Medina.
He was born September 4, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late George H. and Gladys L. (Roper) Wilkinson. Bud was a graduate of Revere High School and Ohio State University
and served in the U.S. Navy
and Navy Reserve. He spent more than 36 years in the transportation business, 31 of those years at Bender and Loudon Motor Freight. He was a life member of the Sons of the American Revolution, a member of the American Legion, Sons of Union Veterans, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Medina Eagles #2224, and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
He is survived by his beloved wife Sonja "Sonny" (Griffith); loving children, Carri Lang (Jody Weaver) and Tom (Beth) Wilkinson; dear grandchildren, Brooke and Drew Wilkinson; stepgrandchild, Matthew Hilty; and sister, Judith (Paul) Rodriguez.
Memorial visitation will be held Monday, November 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Private military burial will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.