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William Wilkinson

Bill Wilkinson

April 7, 1930     ~     May 28, 2010

William Tate Wilkinson, 80, Glasgow, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at the Barren County Health Care Center. A native of Tremont, IL, he was a son of the late Orval Lester Wilkinson and Izora March Wilkinson. He was a retired employee of R. R. Donnelley & Son in Glasgow and was a photographer and the founder of Wilderness Studio. He was a former president of Scottie Band Parents and a former member of the Glenview Christian Church, where he served as Elder and Building Committee Chair. He was currently a member of the Cave City Christian Church, a ham radio operator, an avid reader and woodworker, and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he handled many of their photography needs.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; six children, Jena Pace of Glasgow, Lester Wilkinson and wife, Denise of Port Orange, FL, Steven Wilkinson, Lee Ann Birge and husband, Rodney, Gayle Wilkinson and Will Wilkinson II all of Glasgow; 9 grandchildren, Melissa White (Mark), Julie Simmons, Ashley Pace, Jeremy Wilkinson (Emily), Lesley Walker (Steven), Matthew Wilkinson, Coty Wilkinson, Haley Wilkinson and Cheyanne Birge; 8 great-grandchildren, Morgan White, Joshua Simmons, Katie Jo Simmons, Lucy Wilkinson, J. R. Floyd, Will Floyd, Hayden Walker and Tanner Livingston; one great-great-granddaughter, Alexis Tate-Lewis Waldridge; two brothers, Thomas Tate Wilkinson of Zephyrhills, FL, and Donald Robert Wilkinson (Chris) of Lafayette, IN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Richard Pace and two great-grandsons, Samuel Tate White and Tyler Lewis White.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Military honors will be provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to BRAWA or the American Diabetes Association.

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Guest Register

19 Entries for William Wilkinson

  1. Mary Jackson Wooten says:


    Prayers going up for you & your family during the loss of your beloved father! God Bless!!!

    With deepest sympathy,

    Mary (Jackson) Wooten

  2. Donnie Miller says:

    I remember Bill from Donnelleys and when he had the studio. He was alway friendly & kind and would help any way he could. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Jerry Springer says:

    Tate was my 1st Pressman when I hired in at RR Donnelley and later asked me to transfer to Glasgow from Crawfordsville, Indiana as a Pressman. This transfer was an easy decision for me to make due to the true leadership of Tate. Tate always had time to help you through any problems that you encountered in life, whether it be professional or personal. Tate was always a gentleman, leader, and friend. Tate will be missed.

    May the lord be with Tate’s family during this time of need.

  4. Michele Waldridge says:

    Jena, Melissa, & Morgan,

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all!!!

  5. Rhonda Banks says:

    Wilkinson family:
    I read the obituary with a heavy heart. Bill was a “mainstay” during my growing up years. Both he and Marilyn have been true examples of Christian loving. Heaven is joyous to have him. You all are in my prayers. Love, Rhonda Bass Banks

  6. Samantha Eudy says:

    Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless your family and be with you during this time of loss.

  7. Teresa White says:

    Your family is in my prayers and thoughts.

  8. Jena and Ashley says:

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

    You all are in my thoughts.

  9. Mary Ann Cherry Oliver says:

    Jena, So Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.May God bless you and your family.

  10. Tammy Wilkinson says:

    Marilyn and Kids,
    You are in my prayers. Uncle Bill is in Heaven looking down on you. I have memories of him and I when I was a little girl. I will keep them in my heart forever. My God bless you and hold you tight.
    Love You

  11. Joe David Myers says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Tate’s passing. It has been many years since I had seen him.

    I have many fond memories of when you moved here and lived on North Race St and our experiences with you, Bernard williams and me on the Scottie baseball team. :)

    I pray for peace and comfort for you and all your family during this time of sadness.

    I moved to Surprise, AZ the first of February.

    Joe David

  12. Tracy Greer says:

    My prayers are with you all! God Bless!

  13. Dawn Pruitt Neet says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family Billy. I pray you find comfort in the memories you have.

  14. Sharon Houchens says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  15. Chris McGinnis says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wilkinson Family during this time of grief. We are blessed by the friendship of Jeremy, Emily and Lucy and mourn in their loss. I know your fond memories of your grandfather and knowledge of his eternal home will bring you peace.

  16. Brenda and Bill McGinnis says:

    Deepest sympathy to the Wilkinson family. Jeremy, Em and Lucy: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Prayers for peace and comfort to be provided to you. We love you all. Sorry we did not know of your loss until today (Tuesday).

  17. Donnie ( Compton ) Killeen says:

    Jena & Family ,
    My prayers are with all of you at this sad time…..so sorry for your loss…God Bless you all

  18. Judy Tarter says:

    Marilyn and family, I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Tate. I have many fond memories of him when he was my boss at RRD. I considered him a dear friend. I am so thankful that I ran into you and Tate last year. I have been out of town for a week and not able to pay my respects in person. You have been in my prayers. I know the love of our Lord and your many fond memories will sustain you now and inhe future days ahead. To Tate’s children, one and all, I know the sorrow of losing a beloved father and my prayers are with you too. In fond memory to you all – Judy

  19. Linda Barned says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers….