Skip to content

OBIT: Mr. B. F. “Burr Lee” Wilkerson

Mr. B. F. “Burr Lee” Wilkerson

Mr. B. F. (Burr Lee) Wilkerson, age 89 of the Brush Creek Community, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday morning January 4, 2019 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where he had been a patient since January 1st.

Mr. Wilkerson was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home and at his request he will be cremated and he also requested no services. The cremation will be performed at Cumberland Family Services in Algood.

He was one of two children of the late Johnnie Brown Wilkerson who died August 15, 1973 at the age of 76 and Mattie Lou Barrett Wilkerson who died on June 30, 1987 at the age of 81 and was born Benjamin Franklin Wilkerson in the Bluff Creek Community on May 15, 1929.

An infant sister died at birth in 1925.

He was united in marriage on April 4, 1980 in Hartsville to Rome Community native, the former Nancy Louise Gregory.

Mr. Wilkerson was an astute auto mechanic and will perhaps be best remembered as the owner and operator of the Rock City Phillips 66 Service Station and Garage for many years.

He also was employed for many years as an auto mechanic for the County of Smith.

He proudly served our country with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was inducted into military service on January 24, 1951 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal for honest and faithful service on December 13, 1956.

Surviving in addition to his wife of almost thirty nine years are four children, Cheree Hunt and husband Paul of South Carthage, Rhonda Mofield and husband Tim of the Rawls Creek Community, Luann Ferrell and husband Charles, Keith Sanders and wife Beth all of the Short Mountain Community in Cannon County; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.