Sam Gardner Wilkison

Staff Written Obituaries

Sam Gardner Wilkison, 80 of Madison, died February 26, 2020.  Mr. Wilkison was a native of Des Moines, Iowa.  He was born August 17, 1939 to his parents, Orville Kenneth Wilkison and Lola Alice White Wilkison.  He was married to Judy Watkins and retired from Bard manufacturing.  Mr. Wilkison was a veteran, having served three years in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church.  He was an avid LSU and New Orleans Saints football fan.  He was a talented carpenter and storyteller.  He loved his family and was especially proud of his sons.  

Sam Wilkison is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Judy W. Wilkison and four sons, David (Lynn), James, Steven (Rachele) and Robert (Laura).  He also leaves a brother, Orwin Wilkison (Linda) as well as 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held at Brownwood Baptist Church.

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