Known for never meeting a stranger, Roger was a friend to all. He will be especially missed by his family. His pastimes included fishing, golfing, and collecting coins. Roger served four years as the mayor of Sparland, Illinois. He was also a machinist for Caterpillar.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerry Wilkinson; a sister, Donna Holliday; and stepmom, Mabel (Easter) Wilkinson.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of the home, Katie Wilkinson; a brother, David Wilkinson of The Villages, Florida; two sisters: Carol Anthony of Morton, Illinois, and Penny Romans of Groveland, Illinois; a daughter, Teresa (Mike) Marliere of Chillicothe, Illinois; a son; Kevin Wilkinson of Lacon, Illinois; and four grandchildren: Aibgail Wilkinson, Georgia King, Thurston Wilkinson, and Adalynn Marliere.
No services are planned. A private family gathering will take place at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.