Memorials may be made to Downs Syndrome Association of Greater St Louis, 8420 Delmar, St Louis, Missouri 63124
Robert Raymond Wilkinson, age 82, entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2013 at his Festus residence. He was born December 14, 1930, in Flat River, Missouri, to the late Everett and Mary (Wilson) Wilkinson. He had owned and operated a dairy farm for several years and had retired from the St Louis General Motors Plant; he was a member of Aulsbury Baptist Church in Bonne Terre. In earlier years he taught music to his brothers, Gary, Larry and Charlie who later was associated with the Wilkinson Brothers Show in Branson.
Survived by his loving family which includes his wife of 63 years, Lavera (Kidd) Wilkinson; sons; Terry Wilkinson of Festus and Dennis "Denny" (Cheryl) Wilkinson of Winfield; daughters: Pamela (Walter) Burgess of Arnold and Mary Dettenmeier of Pevely; brother, Gary (Cheryl) Wilkinson of Branson; sister, Sherma McCarty of Jackson; sister-in-laws: Ella Mae Wilkinson of St Mary and Sandy Wilkinson of Branson; grandchildren: Tara (Scott) Dormeyer, Robby (Jodie) Wilkinson, Tim Wilkinson, Mandy Wilkinson, Brandon Burgess, Daniel (Kaycie) and Brittany Dettenmeier; great grandchildren: Hailey Wilkinson, Carter and Camden Dormeyer and Ona Lea Smith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers: Charlie Wilkinson and Larry Wilkinson; and daughter-in-law, Tammy Wilkinson.