Charles Keith "Chod" Wilkerson, 82, of North English, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Chod was born on June 4, 1932, in North English, Iowa, the son of William Henry and Hattie Mae Morrison Wilkerson. He graduated from North English High School in 1949 and worked for the North English Record and was a cream route driver. Chod served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1953 to 1954. Chod married Sylvia K Davis on Aug. 28, 1955, at the North English Christian Church. He worked as a storekeeper at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, County Farm Service, Moorman Feeds and later he and Sylvia owned and operated the North English Cleaners for over 19 years, retiring in 1998.
Chod was a member of the North English Christian Church. He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, hunting, fishing, mowing, woodworking
and spending time with
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia of North English; four children, Debra (Bart) Showalter of Shueyville, Scott (Nancy) Wilkerson of North English, David (Lynn) Wilkerson of Adel and Shari (Kevin) Banes of North English; eight grandchildren, Jason Showalter, Andrew Showalter, Emily O'Connor, Paige Wilkerson, Derek Wilkerson, T.J. Wilkerson and twins, Jessica O'Rourke and Amanda Clubb; and six great-grandchildren, Addison and Aiden Showalter, Samuel O'Rourke, Teagen and Emmersyn Clubb and Wyatt Gray.
Also surviving are
brothers and sisters, Frances Littrel of North English, Norman (Tib) Wilkerson of North English, Ed Wilkerson of Ottumwa, Dolores Wardenburg of Williamsburg and Robert (Butch) Wilkerson of North
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Leonard, William, Dean and Clarence Wilkerson.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Powell Funeral Home, North English, with Pastor Luke Caster officiating. Burial will be in the North English Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Powell Funeral Home.
A memorial fund has been established for the North English Christian Church or English Valleys Citizens Scholarship
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