Jay H. Wilkerson, 83 of Mortons Gap passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at his home. Born April 24, 1935, to the late Jasper and Hazel (Stearman) Wilkerson. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mortons Gap. He retired from Crescent Island Creek Mines where he was an electrician, he also was a Kentucky Colonel. He had a love for animals and the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jay was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a good friend.
Preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Paul Lee Wilkerson; sisters, Josephine Harralson, Geraldine Wilkerson, Gail Roberson and Betty Dempsey.
Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Ann Greenfield Wilkerson; son, Nick Wilkerson of Louisville; daughter, Kathy (Robert) Groves of Earlington; grandsons, Zachary Groves of Louisville and Will Groves of Earlington; sisters, Loretta Crowe of Manitou and Christine Maxedon of White House, TN; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be held on Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville. Burial to follow in Concord Cemetery in White Plains. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Hopkins County Humane Society, 2210 Laffoon Trail, Madisonville, KY 42431.
Hopkins County Humane Society
2210 Laffoon Trail, Madisonville KY 42431