Donald Wayne Wilkerson, 84, of New Franklin, passed away at his home on Sept. 22, 2017.

Donald was born in Niangua, Missouri, on May 7, 1933, a son of Granville and Nola Dudley Wilkerson. He married Darlene Maupin in Boonville on Sept. 10, 1960. She survives at their home.

Mr. Wilkerson was employed for many years with Koss Construction in Springfield as a truck foreman. He loved his family and enjoyed repairing trucks.

Donald and Darlene are the parents of three children, Angela Fisher and husband, Mike, of Strafford, Christy Smith of Boonville and Rex Wilkerson of New Franklin and the grandparents of three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving is Donald’s beloved canine companion Beaver.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Calvin Wilkerson.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hometown Homecare or Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

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