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William R. "Bill" Wilkerson

April 5, 1945 — February 11, 2022

William R. "Bill" Wilkerson

Cheraw, SC

Mr. William R. “Bill” Wilkerson, age 76, entered into rest on Friday, February 11, 2022. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Mark Plyler and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and if desired to bring and wear a mask.

Mr. Wilkerson was born April 5, 1945 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Arthur and Naomi Gooden Wilkerson. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and member of SC Army National Guard. He was a retired plant manager with Crown Cork & Seal with over 20 years of service. Bill was a member of Refuge Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. A man who enjoyed the outdoors, Bill enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and working on antique cars.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilkerson was also preceded in death by his brother, Tom Wilkerson; and sisters, Melba Shephard, and Ruby Lee Wilkerson.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Vernie K. Wilkerson of the home; son, Timothy (Kylie) Wilkerson of Florence, SC; daughter, Angela (Michael) Hughes of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandson, Chasen Wilkerson of Florence, SC; brother, Bobby (Sue) Wilkerson of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Refuge Baptist Church, c/o Sue Wilkerson, 5952 W. Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC 29520, or to a humane society of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wilkerson family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William R. "Bill" Wilkerson, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

1:30 - 3:00pm

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

318 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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318 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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