G. W. "Buddy" Wilkinson

Services for G. W. "Buddy" Wilkinson, 77, of Pollok, will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, February 4, 2008, in the Cold Springs Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County, with Reverend Donnie Weatherly officiating. Interment will follow in the Cold Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Wilkinson was born July 14, 1930, in Panola County, Texas, the son of the late Carrie Emma (Austin) and Jessie James Wilkinson. He passed away Thursday, January 31, 2008, in a local hospital.

Mr. Wilkinson was retired from Moore Bros. Construction, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was also a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He served in country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Gwenn Wilkinson of Pollok; daughter, Melanie Wilkinson of Pollok; son, Jason Wilkinson of Pollok; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Hero Kojma of Tokyo and Dianna and David Williams of Pollok; sons, James Wilkinson of Pollok and Pete Wilkinson of Lufkin; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, H. M., Joe and Robert Wilkinson; sisters, Wanda, Welma-dell, Gerldean and Elizabeth; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Monday at the Cold Springs Baptist Church.

Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, directors