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Grady Lee Wilkerson

Services for Mr. Grady Lee Wilkerson of Brookhaven are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Riverwood with visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Mars Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Grady Lee Wilkerson, 92, went to be with his Lord on Sept. 21, 2019, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 12, 1926, to the late John Preston Wilkerson and Vera Barron Wilkerson, of East Fork Community in Liberty, Mississippi.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Brookhaven. Mr. Grady was a Viet Nam veteran in the United States Air Force where he retired after 20 years. The discipline and patriotism he learned never left him. He later was the owner of Grady’s Barber Shop where he took pride in the fact that he always left customers satisfied.

He was a member of VFW and was an Eagle Scout Master. He also enjoyed square dancing and was a member of Dixie Dancers Square Dance Club of Brookhaven for many years also the Mississippi British Car Association where he showed his MGB and Triumph Spitfire.

Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Vera Clarco Wilkerson of Syracuse, New York; brother, Vernon Dee; sister, Annie Doris; niece, Denese Van Norman; sisters-in-law, Lila Wilkerson and Sue Wilkerson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 32 years, Donna Johnston Wilkerson; sons, Grady Lee Wilkinson Jr. of Los Angeles, California, and Darrin Guilbeau, of Durango, Colorado. He is also survived by a brother, John Wilkerson, of Yorktown, Texas; and sister, Marie Van Norman of Smithdale, Mississippi; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Compassus and Dr. Ray Montalvo for their care of Mr. Grady.

Donations can be given to the VFW in his memory.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.