Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN


Karl Wesley Wilkes

January 11, 1972August 6, 2020

Karl Wesley Wilkes, 48, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Evansville. He was born in Vincennes, Indiana on January 11, 1972.

He was a mechanic at Universal Salvage and enjoyed working on cars and spending time with his family.

Karl was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Wilkes.

He is survived by his parents, Paul Wilkes and Edna Collins; wife of 7 years, Amy Wilkes; daughters, Kimberly Scott, Ashley Wilkes, and Autumn Thurby; sons, Karl Wilkes Jr, Joseph Wilkes and Dyllan Fulkerson; granddaughter, Charlette Thurby “Sweetie Pie”; and mother-in-law, Tammy Fulkerson.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Alexander North Chapel.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.


  • Paul Wilkes, Father
  • Edna Collins, Mother
  • Amy Wilkes, Wife of 7 Years
  • Kimberly Scott, Daughter
  • Ashley Wilkes, Daughter
  • Autumn Thurby, Daughter
  • Karl Wilkes Jr., Son
  • Joseph Wilkes, Son
  • Dyllan Fulkerson, Son
  • Charlette Thurby "Sweetie Pie", Granddaughter
  • Tammy Fulkerson, Mother-in-law
  • Diane Wilkes, Sister (deceased)

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  • Visitation at Alexander North Chapel

    Thursday, August 13, 2020


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Joseph Wilkes

August 10, 2020

My dad was a great mechanic. He always called me Bobo. I miss you dad. I love you.

Kelly Yeager

August 10, 2020

I first met Karl when we worked together at the Blind Association. We called him Smiley because he was always smiling. Thank you for the good memories & our son Joe. Be at peace Smiley!

Autumn Thurby

August 8, 2020

I love and miss you so much,Karl. You was more of a dad to me then my own. You was such an amazing papaw to my daughter, and we will never forget you. I was your Saggy Pants, and she was your Sweetie Pie. I’m truly blessed you got to see me graduate. “Booty Duck” will live on..😭💔♥️

Dyllan Fulkerson

August 8, 2020

Karl was always goofy, he always had a smile on his face, always knew how to make us all smile and laugh. He was the best dad anyone could ask for. I miss him every day, if I could have a few more minutes with him I would hug him and tell him I love him more. He wasn’t perfect, but who is perfect? No one is perfect. I was his DillBill, and he was my dad. I am grateful for the time we had together, even though it was cut short.

Autumn Thurby

August 8, 2020

I love and miss you so much. You was more my dad then anyone else. You have been such an amazing papaw to my daughter, and I’ll never forget the good times we have had. I’m so blessed you seen me graduate. “Booty Duck” will live on..“😭💔♥️

Robin Wilkes

August 8, 2020

You will be missed and never forgotten fly high and rest in peace thank you for giving me the two children we shared. We had good times and bad times. Please watch over all of your friends and family.

Kit Browne

August 8, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Karl at Universal Salvage and he was a very hard-working funny guy ; just a lover of life! And I will never forget the time I had Karl and Amy over for some good Ole conversation and some hot ham and cheese. I will miss your beautiful soul Brother Karl Wilkes!

Ashley Wilkes

August 7, 2020

Dad I love you and I miss you. I hope you are resting peacefully and I know I'll see you again someday. Please watch over everyone.

Tammy Woolard

August 7, 2020

Karl, was my cousin . He was a little like my dad . My dad loved working on cars. I still can't believe u are gone. I had just talk to u a week ago on Facebook. Fly High Karl. Rest in peace......

Daniel Perdue

August 7, 2020

I was blessed to be able to work with Karl his work ethic was awesome he would always make a bad day fun we will miss you Karl .


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