86, Oblong, Illinois
Visitation: 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Sunday, April 29, 2012 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois
Funeral Service: 10:00 A. M. Monday, April 30, 2012 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois
Full Military Rites conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post #219
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project; ASPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449
Richard W. “Doc” Wilkin, 86, Oblong, Illinois passed away at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 21, 1925, he was the son of Dr. Clinton H. Wilkin, DPS and L. Grace (Miller) Wilkin. He was a graduate of Oblong High School ~ Class of 1944. He served with the U. S. Navy during W. W. II from 1944 – 1946. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1951 with a Degree in Speech Therapy. He was employed with the Oblong School District as a Speech Therapist and also coached Oblong Grade School basketball, baseball and track. He was a member of the United Methodist Church; Robinson Elks Lodge #1188; Illinois Retired Teachers Association and the National Education Association. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, sport enthusiast and Chicago Cubs.
On April 17, 1954, he married Margaret Jo Jarboe, who survives. Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Bill & Jean Wilkin and Jim & Silvana Wilkin; seven grandchildren, Courtney & husband Chris Radke, Sarah & husband Micaiah Lufcy, Andrew & wife Jackie Wilkin, Colleen & fiance Travis Temple, Quinn Wilkin, Katy Wilkin and Jake Wilkin; five great-grandchildren, Caden Wilkin, Owen Radke, Sophia Lufcy, Chloe Wilkin & Hudson Radke.
Preceding Richard in death were his father, Dr. Clinton H. Wilkin; his mother, L. Grace Wilkin and one uncle, Robert Miller.
Pastor Phil Boyd will officiate the funeral service. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois.