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Milton Davis Wilkinson

Male 1918 - 2010  (91 years)


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  • Name Milton Davis Wilkinson  [1, 2
    Born 13 Oct 1918  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 2010  Austin, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bland Lake, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Dr. Milton Wilkinson, age 91, of Round Rock, Texas, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Cornerstone Hospital in Austin.

      He was born October 13, 1918, to Eugene and Letha (Mitchell) Wilkinson and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II where he retired as a First Lieutenant. He was a former State Representative where he served for two terms and also served as an International Good Will Ambassador for President Lyndon B. Johnson.

      Dr. Wilkinson previously served as pastor of Aaron Place Baptist Church in San Antonio, Keatchie Baptist Church, and Delhi Baptist Church in Rosanky, Texas, and also performed missionary work in Far East Guam. He was also a Mason and Shriner for over 50 years.

      In 1971 he was listed in the Community Leaders of America. He served as superintendent of Leggett Independent School District as well as high school principal in Zavalla, Texas. Dr. Wilkinson held a Bachelor of Science Degree, Doctor of Divinity Degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree.

      Survivors: his wife, Loretta Wilkinson of Round Rock; sons, Wayne Wilkinson and wife Julie of Ruidoso, New Mexico, George Wilkinson of Tyler, Clifton [Eugene] Wilkinson and wife Connie of Center, Nick Wilkinson of Asheville, North Carolina, and Tim [Timothy Paul] Wilkinson of Destin, Florida; sisters, Tommie Mae Lott Melton and husband Ottis of San Augustine and Doris Fuller Williams and husband Waylon of Bronson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie [Loraine] Hope Wilkinson; and a daughter, Phyllis [Arnelle] Wilkinson Blackburn.

      Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Mangum Funeral Home chapel in Center with Bro. J.R. "Bob" Gwin officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine with military rites under the auspices of Barksdale Air Force Base.

      Visitation will be held Friday, April 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

      Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Online obituary and guestbook posted at  www.mangumfuneralhome.com 

      Also published in The San Augustine Tribune, Thursday, April 1, 2010, p. 11
      Also published in The Sabine County Reporter, April 7, 2010, Page 16
    Person ID I16320  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Rev. Johnny Eugene Wilkinson,   b. 24 Apr 1892, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1956, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Letha Mae Mitchell,   b. 30 Sep 1897, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1996, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1917  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Groom's Name: Eugene Wilkinson Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Letha Mitchell Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 16 Dec 1917 Marriage Place: San Augustine, Texas Groom's Father's Name: Groom's Mother's Name: Bride's Father's Name: Bride's Mother's Name: Groom's Race: Groom's Marital Status: Groom's Previous Wife's Name: Bride's Race: Bride's Marital Status: Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M75269-0 System Origin: Texas-EASy Source Film Number: 1003682 Reference Number: 341 Collection: Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
    Family ID F814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bonnie L. Hope,   b. 17 Jul 1924, Prattsville, Grant County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 2004, Center, Shelby County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F11359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1918 - San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 2010 - Austin, Travis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S728] ToledoChronicle.com, (Website http://www.toledochronicle.com/ The source for Real News and Information in the Toledo Bend Lake Area Serving Hemphill, Texas/Sabine County/San Augustine, Texas).

    2. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.).

    3. [S789] FamilySearch.org, Texas Marriages, 1837-1973.