Charles “Chuck” Clifford Wilkerson, 68, of Lawrenceville passed unexpectedly on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The son of Clifford and Mary Sue Wilkerson, he was born on July 23, 1950 in Duluth, GA. A lifelong resident of Lawrenceville, GA, Chuck attended Central Gwinnett High School where he was #52 playing center on the 1967 State Championship football team. After graduating, Chuck married Brenda Cochran in 1969 and went on to serve in the Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War Era until 1972. Upon his return, he attended Georgia State University where he was an honor roll graduate, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After working for Southern Bell for over ten years, Chuck and his brother, Bobby, opened and operated Wilkerson Heating & Air in the 1980s. The brothers were local business owners and pillars of the community, putting them at the forefront of Gwinnett County’s rapid expansion. Chuck was a kind-hearted individual and a passionate Georgia Football fan. He always had a funny story to share and was able to put a smile on the face of all who knew and loved him. His proudest achievement was that of being a father and husband. He loved his children and wife fiercely and went above and beyond to provide for them. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Roger, Bobby, and Frankie. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Wilkerson, sons, Bryan Wilkerson, Eric (Amanda) Wilkerson; daughters, Melanie (Roger) Bell, Tori (Kyle) Knortz, and nine grandchildren: Tyler Coe, Dawn and Jami Sweeley, Sarah and Alex Wilkerson, Hayden and Bryse Knortz, Journey and Maverick Bell. Chuck is also survived by his brother-in-law Hank (Melody) Wages, sister-in-law Frances Wilkerson, and several nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at his beloved church where he was a longtime member: Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family requests casual red and black attire and guests are encouraged to wear their favorite “Georgia Bulldogs” gear.

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  1. I just read My good friend Chuck Wilkerson has passed! . I’m without words to express my feelings. There will be Hugh empty whole in my life. Rhett Owen & I had lunch with him several weeks ago. We ended our lunch with a three-way prayer standing together in the restaurant parking lot. I now thank God for that opportunity. Never-the-less My friend Chuck is already being missed. My prayers are with his wife Brenda and beautiful family.

  2. Chuck was one of the finest men to come along in my generation, He was all about Jesus Christ, his family, and his nation, He served his country with honor, he doted on his family and he never ate a meal without prayer, that I know of, He left his wonderful sense of humor, his love for his children and grandchildren, his very visible love for his bride, Brenda, and his love for his friends, which were so many, This takes nothing away from his obsession with the Georgia Dawgs, but then anyone who reads this knows how he hated giving up his box seats a year back, he is now free to move about without pain, without any limits and I am certain he is at the kitchen table of Jesus Christ Himself, God bless his boys and girls and their children, Chuck was bigger than life to many, thanks to Facebook, I thank God he lived to be inducted into the Central Gwinnett Football Hall of Fame only a few weeks ago, He was a proud member of the Black Knights, We will all miss him, but there is no doubt those who believe as he did, will once again see him. May the Lord calm every heart with this knowledge,

  3. This is so sad to read and know a wonderful, fun, loving person has gone to be with the Lord. We know now he resting in peace and having no more problems with pain. He left so many memories for his family and friends. Chuck was so good to give people something funny to read on Facebook and share his pain so we all could pray for his comfort. My heart and prayers, go out to the family and I pray God will give you the strength when time to come too say good-bye. God Bless You All

  4. We will sorely miss this fine man with his entertaining story-telling, and his love for family and country! A great American has passed and world has become a little les.

  5. I am praying for the whole family. My sincerest condolences to you all. I loved his kitchen stories. He will be missed.

  6. Brenda and family, so sorry for your loss. Every time I thought of y’all I remembered the time your car broke down at Stone Mountain and we brought you home. Believe you just started dating. So many smiles and miles ago.

  7. Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. Prayers for you and your family. Remember the good times. Love, Mary Susan

  8. Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. Prayers for you and your family. Remember the good times. Love, Mary Susan

  9. I am so sorry for your loss Brenda. Chuck was a good man and I will miss his posts on Facebook and his wonderful sense of humor.

  10. Brenda, I want to express my sympathy for you but a celebration for Chuck. Praying for your days ahead.

  11. Praying for peace and comfort for all Chuck’s family and friends during this difficult and sad time. Chuck was a fine man and wii be sorely missed by all.

  12. My sincere and deepest condolences for you all. We love you all and are praying through difficult time. We are all here if there is anything that we can do.
    Love, Cohen, Carson & Bobbie Andrews

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda and your entire family. He was a devoted family man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I will have you in my prayers.

  14. Prayers and condolences to Brenda and the entire Wilkerson family. Although I only knew Chuck for a short period of time, he always made ma laugh and treated me like family. Keeping all of you in my orayers.

  15. My second family gained an angel the other night…RIP Chuck Wilkerson! You were like my second dad growing up the last 24 plus year’s….my heart breaks for my BEST friend Tori Wilkerson Knortz and ALL her other family members! You will be missed greatly by sooooo many people! You always put a smile on EVERYONE’S face and now your our ANGEL! 😢😢😢 I love you Brenda Wilkerson and I’m so sorry for the loss of the love of your life! He will ALWAYS be in your heart and watching over you and EVERYONE as an angel now! No more health problems or pain to deal with ANYMORE…he’s with God now. I’ll keep all of y’all in my thoughts and prayers 👼👼👼

  16. Brenda and family, we are thinking of y’all with a heavy heart and so sorry for your loss.
    Chuck will truly be missed by all that knew him, including his Northern family. Rest in peace.

  17. When I think of Chuck, my mind takes me back to a time in the 70’s when he and I would go to the Ga. games. We would stop at the Jr. Varsity and get enough food for a half dozen people, turn down beside the Holiday Inn and park in that first parking lot, under the trees, and mentally prepare for the game. I won’t go into the physical part of our mental preparation, but since we were usually in the parking lot by 10:00, we had plenty of time to prepare. Chuck, is in my estimate, the most loyal and dedicated bulldog that I have ever known, and his lust for life and family unprecedented. May his memory continue to reveal his heart as seen by his Lord, and bless his family for years to come.

  18. Buck and I sens thoughts and prayers to all of the family. We enjoyed the times we were around Chuck, thoughts and prayers will continue. God bless

  19. My deepest condolences to Bryan Wilkerson and all of the family. Praying you find peace and comfort through this sad time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Paradise Mr. Wilkerson.

  20. Chuck was a loving and beloved friend. I always enjoyed being with him and I loved his Facebook posts. He made me smile so many times. I wanted him to write a book of his stories. I will remember them. I know he has rest and peace now and that is good. I pray God’s comfort and peace for his dear family and his host of friends.

    Joyce Parks

  21. I am so sorry for your loss. The Wilkerson family has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I will really miss being asked by Chuck to rub his shoulders. He will be missed, but I am grateful for the memories that remain.

  22. Brenda and family I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed keeping up with you all through Chucks Facebook posts. I will miss his comical posts. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Brenda, Eric, Melanie, Tori and Bryan,
    We were so saddend to hear of Chuck’s passing. And although we only knew your Husband and Dad for a short time he was always so pleasant to be around.
    Our family will continue to keep you guys in our prayers! And know that Chuck/Dad may physically be gone but he will forever remain in your hearts and in your memories.
    God Bless you all.

    Vincent & Cheryl Murdock

  24. Brenda, Tori, Eric, Melanie, and Bryan, and family we are so sorry and are sending you all our best wishes. Chuck was great and we were lucky to know him. Love you all!

  25. My sympathy goes out to you all, really enjoyed Chuck’s humor and post on Facebook and although I have probably known who he was I don’t know that we ever met in person. So sorry I won’t be able to come to the memorial service but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Our deepest condolences for the Wilkerson family and all else who loved Chuck. We have always enjoyed Chuck’s spirit in person and his awesome nature in his posts.
    We know he dearly loved all his babies and was proud to be part of their life and we are proud to have known Chuck.
    Our love to the family and we pray for the strength the family will need to endure their significant loss.

  27. Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. I have enjoyed his posts on ffacebook over the last nine years and keeping up with your family. RIP, Chuck.

  28. Chuck was a great man and his entire family took mine under their wing from the moment we became friends. He loved his family with a passion that only a loving father and husband could. He helped me deal with the passing of my own father by being there for me any way he could. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. No need to tell everyone how great of a man he was. If you knew him at all…you already know. Rest easy Pop-Pop!

  29. Prayers for Brenda, the kids and grandkids. Chuck will be greatly missed. He had such a great sense of humor. And, was NOT a man of few words. I enjoyed his stories on FB. And, when Alex and Bryse was younger , he cracked me up with their stories. I know he will be missed as a husband, a father, a friend and a Pop Pop! He loved his family, friends and his church and loved to talk about all of them.
    RIP Chuck.

  30. My heart hurts deeply for each and EVERYONE one of y’all…soooo sorry for your loss! He was such a wonderful man and made everyone giggle with his Facebook posts! He will be greatly missed! Love and prayers to ALL!

  31. Brenda and family I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed arguing politics with him and especially enjoyed the kitchen table stories. He will be missed!

  32. Our prayers to Brenda & all the Children & Grandchildren. Sorry that we have not seen you & Chuck for a long while. Please know that I cherish the good memories from long ago.❤

  33. Praying for Brenda and all the family. You have so many great memories to get you through this sad time. Chuck was always making people feel better by his actions.

  34. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the Memorial Service. Out of town. My prayers will be with the family and friends. RIP
    Linda Martin (Branch) Stephens
    CGHS 1970

  35. Rest in Peace Chuck! My heart and prayers goes out to his beloved wife Brenda and his children and grandchildren. Chuck it was an honor to have been in school with you and graduating with you. I am going to miss your post about sitting at the kitchen table, they always put a smile on my face or a good laugh. You will be miss by many people. You are now out of pain and united with your family in Heaven.

  36. Remember the years long ago at the ball field when our boys played football. And our little ones played in the dirt. May your family find peace. RIP Chuck. Along with Michael and Wayne Pattillo RIP

  37. Chuck was an amazing man who loved his family and his friends. He treated me and my family as his own. He will be greatly missed by so many.

  38. We have tried several times to find the words that truly express the sorrow and emptiness we feel in the passing of our friend, Chuck. Our sincerest condolences are extended to Chuck’s precious wife, Brenda, their children and grandchildren. In today’s times, it is very hard to find a man who loved the Lord, his wife and family as Chuck did. He had his priorities in the right order. He was a wonderful, life long friend, who always shared his terrific sense of humor to brighten the days of others. He served his country with great honor. Chuck, you are greatly loved and greatly missed. The angels rejoiced at your glorious homecoming while we all cried. Rest In Peace # 52.

  39. You will be greatly missed my friend… We all looked forward to your FB antics every day and shared in your love for your family… Thank you for the many laughs you gave us all… I pray that Brenda, your kids and grandkids will find peace…
    Your Wings were ready BUT your family and friends were not! Rest in The Sweet Arms of Jesus!

  40. Brenda Joy & I send our love to you at this time of loss. I regret that we grew apart over the years we had many good times.

  41. Melanie, Brian and I send our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family. We hope you find strength during this difficult time.

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