Updated: Wed 10:12 AM, May 15, 2013
Funeral Home: Souther Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory
Henry Thomas Wilkinson of Dothan, 68, died on Thursday, April 18 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia.
Funeral services for Wilkinson will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Welcome Assembly of God Church in Dellwood, Florida with Reverend Jack Howell, Dr. Thomas Batts and Reverend Jim Tate officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Heritage Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wilkinson was born in Houston County January 20, 1945 to Green Berry and Inez Fears Wilkinson. He moved to Jackson County, Florida at an early age and was a 1963 graduate of Malone High School. Wilkinson was a Firefighter for the City of Dothan retiring as Captain and also owned and operated Dothan Pest Control. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with his grandkids, fishing, raising racking horses and won the 1983 World Championship Racking Horse Competition. Mr. Wilkinson was a member of Welcome Assembly of God Church.
Wilkinson is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sarah Raulerson.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Wilkinson, Dothan; son, Tim and Tonya Wilkinson, Dothan; daughter, Amy and Corey Patterson, Dothan; five grandchildren, Emily and Hunter Wilkinson, Caleb, Colby and Avery Patterson; three sisters, Arnette Wilson, Jacksonville, FL, Virginia Kightlinger (Don), Folkston, GA, Sandra Fletcher, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Shands @ UF and their Pulmonary Disease and Lung Transport Team along with Dr. Maher Baz and Dr. Juan Salgado.