Danny Wilkerson

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Danny Wilkerson, 69, of Fairfield, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Mercy Fairfield.

He was born Feb. 4, 1948, in Somerset, son of the late Hershel Wilkerson and Marcille (Luttrell) Wilkerson, who survives.

Upon graduating high school in 1965 in Liberty, Danny was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served with distinction in the Vietnam War with the 11th U.S. Cavalry/ Black Horse Division. During his time "in country" he was exposed to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange, which created persistent health problems. Despite that, Danny was a true soldier, patriot, husband, father, brother and grandfather. Following his obligation with the U.S. Army, he served 15 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a military policeman. Before retiring in 2002, Danny spent 32 years as a supervisor at the Stearns Technical Textile Co. A man of God, Danny maintained his relationship with the Thomas Ridge Christian Church of Dunnville. Always acting and giving back to his country and community, he was a member in the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the 11th U.S. Cavalry Blackhorse/Vietnam and Cambodia Association.

In addition to his Mother, Danny is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Lillian Jo (Walters) whom he married on Oct. 30, 1984.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline Michelle; two stepsons, Barrett and Robert; a brother, Dennis (Karrell) Wilkerson of Liberty; and a sister, Connie (Ronald) Lee of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two nephews, both of Liberty; two nieces from Indianapolis; and special friends, Cordell and Christine Eley.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Avance Funeral Home and Crematory, 4976 Winton Road, Fairfield, Ohio 45014. Interment follows in Crown Hill Memorial Park.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday March 14. the funeral home

Condolences may be expressed at www.avancefuneralhome.com.

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Avance Funeral Home & Crematory
4976 Winton Road
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 829-6257
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Published in The Casey County News on Mar. 15, 2017