Charles “Charlie” Sterling Wilkerson Jr., 55, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at Mercy One Hospital, Clinton, on Monday, August 5, 2019. Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Saturday, August 10, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel. A visitation will occur from 4pm to 8 pm on Friday, August 9, at Lemke Funeral Homes, South Chapel - Masonic rites will occur immediately after the visitation at the Funeral Home. Honoring his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the services with burial at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
Charlie was born July 7, 1964 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Charles Sr. and Mary (Saiter) Wilkerson.
Charlie was a Chemical Engineer working for Clysar and most recently Morrison Grease.
Charlie was the President of the Widows Sons Motorcycle Association, Clinton Chapter 1846. He was a 3rd Degree Free Mason with the Lyons Masonic Lodge. He was also a sponsor and advocate for AA.
Charlie loved getting out on the road on his Harley. He also loved music, playing his guitar and writing songs. He was very artistic; enjoyed painting and drawing. He also loved gardening. Charlie was always there to help people out, he was a very free-spirited person – with no filter. He also had a gift for making people laugh. Above all, he loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Charlie is survived by his three children – Lilly (Nick) Wisely, Jenna Stage, and Andrew (Brandon Green) Wilkerson all of Clinton; two grandchildren- Kaya and Trinity; his parents - Charles and Mary Wilkerson of Clinton. Four siblings – Teresa (Bob) Weber of Clinton, Clifford (Becky) Wilkerson of Clinton, Brenda (Robert) Hayes of Fulton, IL., and Wayne Wilkerson of Clinton; His final true love – Aubbie Renee Bengston of Arkansas; with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.