WILKERSON, Dennis Jan 24, 1950 – Apr 10, 2021

View Original Notice ? WILKERSON, Dennis Jan 24, 1950 - Apr 10, 2021

Dennis W. Wilkerson, 71, of New Albany, IN passed away Saturday morning. He was born in Jeffersonville, IN, to the late Silas Wilkerson and Ruth Wilkerson King. Dennis was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, working on helicopters and planes. After an honorable discharge in 1973, he worked in the engineering department as a draftsman at Jeffboat and retired after 40 years. He, along with his wife and her parents, owned Heaven Help Us Christian Bookstore and was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Albany. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping and artifact hunting. He also liked to garden, drive through the country and take trips. Dennis is described by his family as an exceptional person who could fix most anything, was always willing to help and was a friend to everyone he met. He dearly loved his wife and family and will be greatly missed by many.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nyla Kay Winburn Wilkerson; son, Jason Wilkerson (Laura) of Georgetown; daughter, Vanessa Archibald (Robert) of New Albany; brother, Gary Wilkerson (Carolyn) of New Albany; sister-in-law, Mary Beth Bauer (Joseph) of Sellersburg; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Loughmiller of New Albany; grandsons, Alex and Isaac Archibald; granddaughters, Miranda and Merannah Wilkerson; nephews, Garrett Wilkerson of New Albany and TJ Bauer of Sellersburg; nieces, Melissa Wilkerson of Louisville, Jennifer Douglas (Mark) of New Albany, Phoebe Watson (TA) of Memphis, TN and Emma Bauer of New Albany as well as many very close friends who were considered family.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Donald Loughmiller.
A celebration of Dennis' life will be held at the Oak Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes, 1846 East Oak Street, New Albany, on Saturday, April 17, with a gathering of family and friends from noon to 3 p.m. and a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m.
The family requests that any memorial contributions in Dennis' name be made to the Indiana Metro Resources Foundation.

View Original Notice ? WILKERSON, Dennis Jan 24, 1950 - Apr 10, 2021