Malcolm Wilkerson

09/20/1953 – 04/21/2021

Obituary for Malcolm Wilkerson

Malcolm Wilkerson

Knoxville – Malcolm left this earth April 21, 2021.

Preceded in death by his parents Henry and Ruby Wilkerson and great nephews, James Nance and Justin Lundy.

Malcolm served in the US Army and worked for Jack Hanna at the Knoxville Zoo;

employed as a hospital orderly, cook, security guard, construction worker and fast food worker.

He was a talented football player at Austin East playing both offensive and defensive lineman. He attended Tennessee State University on a Football scholarship and was offered one from Vanderbilt University.

He greatly enjoyed fishing and once caught a rock fish that was almost as tall as him. Malcolm was a great cook whose fried chicken and biscuits that were revered.

Survived by daughter, Thelma Wilkerson; son, Michael David; grand daughter, Elizabeth David; sisters, Freddie Mostella, Del-bra Johnson (Michael); nieces, Renee Rogers (Clint), Tracy Clay, Ingrid Lundy (Tay), Natasha Wilkerson; nephew, Ricky Rogers; great nieces, Doury Elder, Shyra Wright, Tiffany Hill, Todsha Lundy, great nephews Josh Rogers, Johnathan Rogers; great great nieces, Jada Rogers, K’dence Elder, K’melia Elder, Demi Lundy, C’Kara Winston, Davaylah Hill, Danielle Hill; great great nephews, King Elder, Chad Coleman Jr., Karri Winston, NyeZiere Calloway, Amiere Calloway; cousins, Greg (Camilla) Rogers and Denise Rogers families; a host of cousins and friends.

Special thanks to Donna his companion and caretaker.

Family will receive friends, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Jarnigan’s Chapel; Celebration of Life, 6:00 p.m., Rev. Dr. Harold A. Middlebrook, Officiating.


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Receiving of Friends

Saturday, May 15, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 15, 2021
6:00 p.m
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914



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