Robert Leslie Wilkinson

December 8, 1930August 31, 2018

Robert L. Wilkinson, 87, of Liberty, died at his residence on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Robert was born on December 8, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Charles Roscoe “CR” and Olga Jensen Wilkinson. He had been employed as a carpenter with his father and worked in carpentry for many years. Robert enjoyed spending time in his flower gardens, watching the birds in his yard, and the company of his rescue dogs, which were usually named Lady.

Robert is survived by his three nieces and their spouses: Cynthia Kattau and Michael of New Palestine; Linda Balaskovits and Wayne of Naperville, Illinois; and Monica Culver of Southport; one nephew, Richard Wilkinson of Richmond. In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by a brother, Richard E. Wilkinson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Interment will follow at Elkhorn Cemetery Wayne County Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11am Wednesday, until time of the service where memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 122. For additional information or to send condolences, go to

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