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Basil G. Wilkes

January 26, 1933 ~ June 14, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

Basil G. Wilkes, 88, of English, Indiana died on June 14, 2021 at Todd-Dickey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on January 26, 1933 in Crawford County, Indiana to the late Clarence A. and Minnie (Knieriem) Wilkes.

 

He was a retired mechanic for Local Operating Egineers # 181.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the IUOE Operating Egineers #181, Bethlehem Masonic Lodge #574, where he was a 50 year + member, VFW #6160 Everett Mason Post, and the Alton American Legion Post #133.

 

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Freida (Holzbog) Wilkes; son, Tommy Wade; brothers:  Denzil and Lovell Wilkes; and a sister, Iris Timberlake.

 

He is survived by his companion, Donna L. Clements of English, Indiana; son, Marcus G. Wilkes of English, Indiana; daughters: Lana Wilkes and Gayna Montgomery both of English, Indiana; brother, Lowell Robert Wilkes of Depauw, Indiana; sisters:  Verna Smith of Sulphur, Indiana and Patsy Eckert of Birdseye, Indiana; grandchildren:  Carson Wilkes, Kylie Wilkes, Leia Treft, and Sarah Montgomery; great-grandchildren:  Cason Wilkes, Callen Wilkes, Jonas Allinger, and Charlotte Treft.

 

Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Highfill Chapel Church near Taswell, Indiana.  Interment will follow in the Birdseye Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 4-8 pm at the Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana and after 9:00 am until time of the service at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the church.

 

Bro. Al Madden will officiate the service.

 

Masonic Rites will be given on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the funeral home by the Bethlehem Masonic Lodge # 574.

 

Military graveside rites will be performed by the Everett Mason VFW Post #6160.

 

Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 16, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
306 Spring St.
Milltown, IN 47145

Visitation
Thursday
June 17, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Highfill Chapel Church
1866 N. Highfill Chapel Road
Taswell, IN 47175

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Highfill Chapel Church
1866 N. Highfill Chapel Road
Taswell, IN 47175

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