Douglas Lloyd Wilkinson, age 74, of Lampasas, Texas, was born December 24, 1946 in Bloomfield, Iowa to Marvin and Opal (Halsey) Wilkinson. He died at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas on June 27, 2021 due to complications after surgery.
Doug attended school in Ottumwa, Iowa and graduated in 1966. He joined the Army National Guard and then the Army Reserves where he trained as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. He continued to use those skills for the rest of his life. He worked in the parts departments of automobile dealerships in Iowa, Texas, and Missouri. For many years, he enjoyed participating in Corvette car shows across the USA from Washington State to New Jersey.
An avid gardener, Doug loved fresh vegetables and made sure they had a stockpile of home canned tomatoes, various beans, squash, potatoes, and pickles to enjoy during the rest of the year.
On December 21, 1996, he married the love of his life, Geneva Campbell Naney. Genie and Doug lived in Euless, TX, Springfield, MO, and then settled in Lampasas in June 2011 on her mother's ranch.
Doug was a Baptist by faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Opal Wilkinson. In 2020 he lost his beloved sister, Dianna Stafford, and niece, Jodi, both victims of Covid-19.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Genie Wilkinson; sons, Robbie Wilkinson, of Lampasas, TX, Barry (Pam) Wilkinson, of Gore, OK; daughters, Lori (Cordell) Juhola, of Prophetstown, IL, Kellie (Jason) Jones, of Rochester, MN; son, Jim Naney and daughter, Susan Collins, both of Avalon, TX, and daughter, Anne (Philip) Jaynes of Italy, TX; brother, Rick Wilkinson, of Ottumwa, IA; ten grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also, in-laws, Douglas and Charlotte Edwards, Gaila Edwards Barnard, and Mickey and Jani Edwards.
Doug chose to be cremated and the family will gather for private remembrances and a meal at the home of Mickey and Jani Edwards in Lampasas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Caety Edwards Memorial Scholarship, 6835 CR 3010, Lampasas, Texas, or the American Diabetes Association.