Coval T. "Bud" Wilkinson

December 18, 1945February 27, 2010

Coval T. (Bud) Wilkinson age 64, of Greeley Died February 27, 2010 at Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Colorado. He was born December 18, 1945 in Greeley, to Jack and Grace (Ferrell) Wilkinson. He graduated from Greeley Central in 1960.

Over the years he has been a Journeyman Tinner, car salesman, worked for Hewlett Packard and most recently as a computer technician.

His hobbies were fishing, playing golf and watching football. He worked as a local entertainer on the weekends with his brother Paul and his nephew John for years. He used his musical talent to benefit various charitable causes including Hospice.

He held various positions in the Loyal Order of the Moose. He belonged to the Eagles in La Salle. He was a trustee in the Evans V.F.W.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Carol, step-sons Scott and Gary. Thank you Lord for letting me have 10 wonderful years with Bud.

Survivors are his wife Carol; 1 daughter Shiloe Ann of Denver; 2 step-sons Scott McMillan of Blairville, GA, and Gary McMillan of Seattle, WA; 4 sisters Evalee Adkisson of Denver, Charlotte Kline of Greeley, Harlene (Penny) Glenn of Loveland, and Betty Simon of Raleigh, NC; 10 neices; 6 nephews and many Great nieces and nephews. His parents and 3 brothers Paul, Charles and Merlyn are deceased.

Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Friday at V.F.W. Post 6624, in Evans.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bud Wilkinson Memorial Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.


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December 24, 2011

Bud was 3 days older than me and every Christmas time and our birthdays I still remember him more. We were best friends all through life. He told me many years ago that his birthday was the most important day to him. It was very important to me to make sure he got at least a Happy Birthday wish from me. Since Bud passed away I have felt alone in the world. I still talk to him in my prayers. I am very happy and content that he was able to leave us the way he did. Miss You Very Much Bud!

December 17, 2010

Bud Your Birthday tomorrow is going to be very hard for me to except and change our old ways so I will just send you a note here to let you know that I will never forget You nor the most important day in your life.
I pray that you are going to enjoy tomorrow more than you ever did here with us.
Love & Miss Ya Man:-)


April 6, 2010

Dam, Bud & Paul, as you know, we still miss both of you Very Much and Always will!

Jerry Abbott

March 27, 2010

I know God will walk beside you Coval.
I can feel it.

March 19, 2010

Carol and family,
So sorry to hear about Bud, what a loss. My prayers for you and your family. Love Bill and Bert Rumley Fort Collins.

Bettu Hutcheson

March 18, 2010

Carol and family,
I just found out today about Coval's passing. I was shocked! God Bless you and your family and I will certainly keep you and your family in my prayers. I talked to one of your boys today. What a gentlemen! Betty Hutcheson, Fort Collins, CO

Lil Matthews

March 8, 2010

Offering my condolences, with memories of Coval, Paul, Larry Brown playing at the Kings Inn(?) in Windsor when I was back on vacation--many years ago. Paul called us "almost cousins"; I enjoyed the association. (My sister was married to their cousin Bob Ferrell.) I loved all the photos, seeing Coval's dear personality and his smile that lights up a room. I wish you all the strength you may need.

Tom & Jan Seevers

March 6, 2010

Coval and I were next door neighbors during our teen years. Coval was always there with a smile and helping hand. Before Jan and I were married, the three of us sat on Coval's front porch one evening and played his electric guitar. Another time, the three of us went to see the new Elvis movie at the Cooper theater. Quite a few years later, we were priviledged to hear Coval and his band perform on a New Years Eve. The last time we saw Coval was when he sold a pickup to our daughter and son-in-law. He gave them a good deal, they still have it, and it still runs great. We're thankful for all the good memories. God bless your family. (Photo is of Coval, Tom and Tom's cousin-in-law Debby)

Dina Svoboda

March 5, 2010

Carol and family: Words can't even begin to describe the empty feeling I feel with Buds passing. I was 15 years old the first time I sat in with Bud and Paul at the Kersey Inn and when I close my eyes I can still hear him singing songs like "carolyn"& and the woodpecker song. Needless to say, almost 40 years later, it still warms my heart & makes me smile!! I can honestly say that Bud taught me that there are 3 things you hold tight to your heart and they are family,friends and music! May God Bless You & your Family.

March 5, 2010

Carol and family,

Bud touched the lives of many, Mike and I were honored to have him in our life, He had a great heart and sense of humor. You are in our thoughts and prays

Mike and Sheila