H. Phillip Wilkerson, 61, of Ludowici passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Satilla Hospice House in Waycross after a long illness. After spending his younger years in Statesboro, he lived in Ludowici for the past 37 years and was a Lineman with Georgia Power until his retirement after 35 years of service. He was a member of Live Oak Church of God for many years and was a member of Grace Culture International Church in Pooler until his passing. A real man’s man, Phil enjoyed being in the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and loved Georgia Bulldog Football. Most importantly, though, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by wife of 40 years, Susan Beasley Wilkerson; children, Lisa Wilkerson and Lindsey Wilkerson, both of Ludowici; one grandchild, Michaela Wilkerson; mother, Laverne Grimes of Ludowici; mother-in-law, Lucille Beasley Young of Sylvania; brother- and sister-in-law, Gordon and Sharon Love of Gainesville; brother- and sister-in-law, Jamie and Sue Beasley of North Augusta, SC; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Live Oak Church of God. He will lie in state for one-half hour prior the service. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Bulloch Memorial Gardens in Statesboro. Remembrances may be made to Hospice Satilla (www.hospicesatilla.com), 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501. Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is serving the Wilkerson family. Online condolences may be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.
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