Name:    James Edward Wilkinson

From:  The Evansville Courier, Evansville, Indiana
Date:  Wednesday, May 9, 2007

James "Jim" E. Wilkinson, 75, of Evansville, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2007.  Jim was born October 31, 1931, to Gerald and Hilma Wilkinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 41 years, Jeanene.

Jim was a fun-loving father and grandfather.  He loved playing cards, golfing, watching Kentucky basketball and spending time with friends, family and grandchildren. He was known for his great sense of humor and his knack for never having met a stranger.  He was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1950, and played basketball while attending Evansville University.  Jim served in the U.S. Army in the 1950s.

He was a former member of Broadway Christian Church in Lexington, Ky.  Jim was formerly employed as a Divisional Manager of Dale Sales in Lexington, Ky., and former supervisor at Creasey Company in Evansville. Other former employers include Asher Trucking Co., Michael Market Trucking, and, in his later years, River City Taxi Co.

Jim is survived by three daughters, Dawn Lawrence and husband Steve of Lexington, Ky., Tina Hammack and husband Bill, Cindy Brown and husband Tim, both of Evansville; one sister, Betty Marchal, and husband Forest, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Jerry Wilkinson and wife, Carolyn, and Gene Wilkinson and wife, Diane, both of Evansville; five grandchildren, Andrea and Cassity Lawrence, Curt and Michelle Hammack, and Austin Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank his neighbors, volunteers, friends, and employees of Deaconess Hospice Care Center for their love and care.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2007, at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Reverend Mitch Stichler.  Friends may visit Friday from 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Crossroads Christian Church, Deaconess Hospice, or Deaconess Hospice Care Center.  Arrangements ar by Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road.