Funeral services for Dr. Jack Weldon Wilkinson, 95, of Rosenberg, TX, are set for 10 AM Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at First Baptist Church, 1117 First Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, with Dr. John Reid and Dr. Donnie Melton officiating. Burial will follow in Davis-Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg, TX.
Visitation will be 5 — 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors Chapel, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471.
Dr. Jack W. Wilkinson went to be with our Lord on December 28, 2016, after complications from a fall in late November. He was attended to at the time of his death by his loving son, Larry, and his wife, Linda, and the caring staff at Oak Bend Medical Center/Richmond.
Jack is survived by one son, Dr. Larry Wilkinson and wife, Linda, of Rosenberg, TX; one daughter, Patricia Schraub and husband, Phillip, of Bryan, TX; 3 grandchildren, Ron Brock, Taryn Wilkinson Jones, and Allison Schraub McClellan; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Marion Don Wilkinson and wife, Evelyn Ruth, of San Antonio, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Albert and Etheline Wilkinson; sister, Shirley Wilkinson Potter; his first wife, Mary Louise Menger Wilkinson and their son, Ricky; and his second wife, Helen (Tot) Hull Wilkinson.
Jack Weldon Wilkinson was born October 30, 1921, in Rosenberg, TX. He graduated from Bellville High School, and he attended Texas A & M College for 2 1/2 years before joining the Army Air Force. He was stationed in Gulfport, where he met Mary Louise. They married June 5, 1944, before being shipped to North Africa during WWII. After the war, Jack enrolled in Northern Illinois College of Optometry. He established his optometry practice in his hometown of Rosenberg, where he was later joined by his son, Larry. Jack practiced for 50 years and loved every day of work.
Jack was involved in Lions Club, Jaycees, Mustang Booster Club and announcer of the football games, City Council, CB Club, and was a Master Mason and held many positions with the Rosenberg Lodge. His favorite pastime was saltwater fishing......although he hated eating fish! He loved reading westerns and tales of American Indians, and especially loved all sports.
“If there was a ball involved in it, he was watching it”, Tot would proclaim! Jack never knew a stranger and was proud of his personalized license plates, Amigo 1. He truly was a friend to all and will be missed by all his former patients, family, and friends.
Memorials may be given in his memory to the church where he was baptized as a young boy, First Baptist Church, 1117 First Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, or to the Rosenberg Masonic Lodge #881.
Condolence messages may be written for the family at www.garmanycarden.com.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.