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Jeffery "JW" John Wilkerson

January 16, 1962 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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Jeffery "JW" Wilkerson Obituary

On Friday, January 12, 2024, Jeffery "JW" John Wilkerson, age 61, of West Salem, PA passed away at UPMC Greenville.  He was born January 16, 1962, in San Pedro, CA to Jay Lee and Mary (Ward) Wilkerson.

Jeff graduated in 1980 from Parkland High School located in El Paso, TX.  He was trained and employed as a master technician in the automotive industry.  He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather "papa" to his family.  They meant the world to him  Every morning Jeff would bring Dee a cup of coffee and they would start each day talking and spending some time together. He was her soul mate, best friend and confidant. Jeff always beamed with pride over his grandchildren. He loved watching them playing. Jeff was a hard worker who took pride in providing for his family.  He loved to shop for them and he had a knack for knowing just what to buy for everyone. Christmas time at Jeff and Dee's house was fantastic because he loved to shower everyone with awesome presents and tons of love. Jeff was described as a level headed person who was patient and slow to anger and who jumped in to help any of his friends or neighbors in a time of need.  

In the summers, Jeff and his family all loved to go camping together. Dee would drive their truck and Jeff and their children, "The Rottens" would ride their motorcycles.  In his free time, Jeff enjoyed taking care of his house plants and watching football.  Another one of his favorite pastimes was raising baby koi. He raised them indoors in a koi pond he created in his basement and once they were older he would move them his outdoor ponds.  

He is survived by his wife, Diana "Dee Dee" Lynn (Weaver) Wilkerson; mother, Mary (Ward) Wilkerson; daughter, Mary Wilkerson; sons, Robert (Nicole) Wilkerson, Daniel (Jessica) Wilkerson, Timothy (Alissa) Crosby, James Roberts, Scott (Casey) Collins; grandchildren, Emmie and Jace Wilkerson, Harlee, Kayden, Isaac, Lilly Crosby, Evan Razzano, Kenzie Collins, Darlyn Roberts and James Roberts IV; and his fur-babies, Max and Furball who never left his side.

He was preceded in death by his father and his son Kenneth Crosby.

A celebration of life will be held at the Gathering Banquet & Event Center, 2552 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116 on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 3:00PM.   

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Share memories, send condolences or make a donation by visiting


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