Charles Benton Wilkerson, age 79 of the Rocky Mound Community in Macon County, TN passed away Thursday afternoon, November 17, 2022 at his residence. Funeral Services were conducted Saturday, November 19 at 11 a.m. from the Rocky Mound Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Dean Sircy offi ciating. Interment followed in the Rocky Mound Cemetery. Billy Smith, Dustin Wilkerson, Colton Smith, Corey Smith, Kameron Smith, & Vincent Wilkerson served as pallbearers.
Charles Benton Wilkerson was born on September 14, 1943, to the late Freeland Harvey and Willie Pearl DeVault Wilkerson. He left this life on November 17, 2022, making his stay her 79 years, 2 months, and 3 days.
On October 26, 1963 he married Sandra Fay Knight. They shared 59 years together. To this union God blessed them with two sons. Charles Elon & Aaron Wade Wilkerson. God convicted him of his sins and as a teenager he was saved by God’s Grace at Hogan’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. In April of 1992
he joined Rocky Mound Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized under its authority. In December 2004 he was ordained to the offi ce of deacon. He was a true and faithful member. Charles worked and retired from Avoco/Textron in Nashville. After his retirement he enjoyed farming and spending time with his family especially his great grandchildren. Charles was also a Mason and a member of Trammel Lodge in Westmoreland.
Survivors include: wife, Sandra Knight Wilkerson of Rocky Mound Community; son & daughter-in-law, Charles Elon & Jan Wilkerson of Cross Plains; daughter-in-law, Barbara Richardson Wilkerson of the Kirbytown Community; grandchildren, Kimberly (Billy) Smith, Dustin (Tracey) Wilkerson; greatgrandsons, Colton Smith, Kamron Smith, Corey Smith, Vincent Wilkerson; sisters, June Angel of Gordonsville, Rebecca McKinney of Elmwood; brothers & sisters-in-law, Benjamin & Betty Wilkerson of Grant, Kenneth & Denelda Wilkerson of Buffalo Valley.
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Lafayette, TN