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Gene Wilkerson (11-15-20) service 11-19-20

Gene Calvin Wilkerson, age 82, of Smithville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday night Nov. 15, at his residence.
He was born July 18, 1938, in Savannah, to his parents, the late Roy L. and Dovie Lorene Gamill Wilkerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katelynn Wilkerson.
Gene was retired from Smithville Concrete with close to 30 years of service. He was a National Guard and U.S. Army Veteran.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 62 years, Lena Harbin Wilkerson; six children, Marilynn Schaddelee (Frank), James Wilkerson (Angela), Sherry Wilkerson (Jeremy), Lisa Bowman (Mike), Darryl Wilkerson (Annette) and Denise Bogle (Tim); 19 grandchildren, Celena Schaddelee, Josiah Schaddelee, Talor Darling, Stephanie Driver, Shellie Wilkerson, C.J. Wilkerson, Arigail Keaton, Delilah Keaton, Nathan Lawson, Tiffani Martin, Brandon Stockling, Hillary Tramel, Payton Bowman, Emily Wilkerson, Jacob Wilkerson, Olivia Logan, Savannah Whitefield and Joel Wilkerson; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Replogle and Mackie Easterly (Leon).
Funeral services are 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bobby Thomason officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 for the service. Our lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.