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Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home

8805 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Charles Daniel Wilkinson

February 13, 1941February 12, 2020
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Charles “Charlie” Daniel Wilkinson passed away on February 12, 2020. Charlie was born February 13, 1941 in Mountain Park, OK and later moved to Midwest City where he married and resided. Charlie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jennive Wilkinson; daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Cliff Minter; two grandsons, Jason Minter and Greg Minter; and two great grandkids, Chastity and Tatum Minter. Charlie was self-employed and retired after many years of building homes. He was very detail oriented. His motto was, “Don’t throw it away, it can be fixed.” He loved flying airplanes, both radio and passenger planes, and also loved going to airshows. He spent many hours at the grandkids’ sporting events when they were young. Both he and Jennive were OU and Thunder fans and would plan their evenings around the ball games on TV. In his early years he raced go-carts, played golf, drove full sized and radio controlled boats, and also loved to water ski and fish. In his later years Jennive and Charlie would play puzzle games on the internet and in books. People would spend hours listening to his childhood stories. He loved his dogs and often worked in his yard and self-built fish ponds. He enjoyed comparing his garden and flowers to his daughter Yvonne’s garden. With his birthday approaching, Yvonne rallied with friends and family to get him 79 tulips for his 79th birthday. We received 132 tulips, but sadly as it happened, he never got to enjoy them. We lost a good guy when we lost Charlie.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Minter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greg Minter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Warren Atwood, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Wilkinson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donnie Heil, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dave Kirkpatrick, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cliff Minter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Heil, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

17 February

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Arlington Memory Gardens

3400 North Midwest Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73141

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Charles Daniel Wilkinson

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Yvonne Minter

February 15, 2020

I want to thank all my friends and family for helping me with the 79 tulips for my daddy's 79th birthday. Even though he didn't get to see and enjoy his tulips, I know he is looking down from heaven and loving them. He always liked every think just right and today the tulips opened before our eyes. Today was just right. Thank you for your love, support and prayers.

Gary Smith

February 15, 2020

Mr. Wilkinson, I called him that out of great respect but he would say just call
me Charlie. Charlie wasn’t a large man in stature but if you knew him like I did you would see him as a giant. He had a lifetime of knowledge and used it to make the live of those around him better. His guidance and wisdom was free to whoever would listen. My story and how Charlie changed , not me, but the life of a kid in the 90s that had a love of baseball. Charlie took a kid with average skills and showed him the fundamentals of pitching. He showed him foot placement, how to grip the ball and to use his legs to drive the ball across the plate. This kid took those skills and went on to attend college. I know this because this kid was my son Craig. Charlie gave of himself and never ask for anything in return. Remember me saying that Charlie wasn’t a large man? Well! Charlie is leaving a large void in lives of those who knew him.

Rickey Compala

February 15, 2020

I spent many years on ball fields with Greg, Charles’s grandson. And as long as I can remember, he was in the bleachers. Swelling with pride. If he couldn’t make it, he had someone there recording. So really, he never missed a game that I can recall. Says a lot about him. He was a dependable man. I was honored to know him for so many years

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Charlie and Lewis

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Charlie and Brenda

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Charlie and mom

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Charlie and Lewis

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Charlie and Brenda

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Trella Mae, Donnie, and Mom Eunice