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Gary Wilkerson

June 9, 1957 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 63)



Gary Kent Wilkerson, age 63 of rural Versailles,Illinois passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

He was born June 9, 1957 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Horace Eugene and Iona Mae Greiwe Wilkerson.  He married Cindy L. Browning on July 12, 2001 at his home in Elkhorn Township in Brown County.   

Gary was a lifelong Brown County farmer and had also served as Elkhorn Township Road Commissioner for over 25 years. 

He attended Versailles Grade School and graduated from Brown County High School.  

Gary was currently attending the Timewell Baptist Church.  He always enjoyed hunting, scratching lottery tickets, hunting for sheds and mushrooms and playing ping pong and pool.  Gary was always known as a hard worker who was willing to drop everything to help someone in need and he especially enjoyed volunteering each year for the Brown County Fair.  Gary also thought of himself as an award winning comedian and always said he wished he had been born rich instead of so darn handsome.  

Survivors include his wife Cindy Wilkerson of Versailles.  5 children Kaitlin Wilkerson (Landon Reich) of Portland, Oregon, Shon Mountain, Brant Mountain (Melissa) and  Kyle Mountain (Tracy) all of Mt. Sterling and Lance Mountain of Pittsfield.  

2 brothers David Wilkerson of Rushville and Donald Wilkerson of Mt. Sterling.  1 sister Cathy Heckel of Mt. Sterling. 1 aunt Linda Cull of Mt. Sterling.   9 grandchildren Caleigh, Caidynce, Charleigh, Rosie, Wayne, Eloise, Kya, Jersey and Kambrey also survive along with several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 niece Brooke Hedden, 1 nephew in infancy, 3 brothers in law Jon Heckel and Dennis and Ronald Browning and his favorite dog, his beloved Dipstick.  

We know that Gary deserves a beautiful tribute and understand that under normal circumstances many friends would love to attend.  But sadly due to the current health situation and under the direction of the local health department, the services are to be conducted with only immediate family members in attendance.   Friends are encouraged to watch Gary’s services streaming live at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020 on the funeral home website at  We also encourage the community to leave a condolence or remembrance on the website for the family.  Burial will follow the services in the Hebron Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling.

There will be no visitation. 

Memorials are suggested to Brown County Against Cancer or St. Mary’s School and may be left at or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


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Live Broadcast
November 9, 2020

3:00 PM
Mount Sterling, IL 62353

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
November 9, 2020

Hebron Cemetery
Illinois Route 107
Chambersburg, Illinois 62323

There will be no visitation

Private Services


Brown County Against Cancer
P.O. Box 68, Mount Sterling IL 62353

St. Mary's School
Mount Sterling IL

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