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charlie.jpg (32013 bytes) STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY — Charles Louis Wilkinson, age 69, of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri passed away April 19, 2011 at his residence.   He was born September 16, 1941 in Cantwell, Missouri to the late Everett Louis and Mary Lou (Wilson) Wilkinson.

He was a singer and part owner of The Wilkinson Brothers Country Music Show in Branson for five years.  Most would know him as the welder for Wilke’s Welding that he and his father owned. He had served as an auxiliary policeman in St. Francois County.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Shirley Meltabarger and grandson, Stephen Buckman.

Charles is survived by his wife, Ellamae (Sherman) AuBuchon Wilkinson, his son, Craig Wilkinson and wife Kimberly; daughter, Tricia Lynn (Mrs. Gerald Shimon); step-children Paula Sue (Mrs. Phil Oder), Clark AuBuchon, Kathy (Mrs. Frank Gerardot); five grandchildren: Cody, Heather, Brianna, Mayci, Cade; nine step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister; many cousins and other relatives.

There will be no local visitation.  All services will be private.  

Arrangements are by C. Z. Boyer & Son

mommy2005 said on: April 20, 2011, 9:06 am
I just wanted to say that Charles was a wonderful man. I previously worked at the doctor's office and after each visit with the doctor he would come in and tell us a funny story or just visit for a few minutes. Even after I quit my job there to be a stay at home mom over 5 years ago, he would always ask my friend who still works there about my little girl and myself were doing. Even just this week, I got a call from my former coworker to tell me he said hello and wanted to send a hug for my little girl. He was so thoughtful and always a pleasure. I know that I always enjoyed his visits and he always brightened my day with his love of life, his family and a good story. I know he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
I am sad to see that there will be no visitation. I would have liked to come pay my respects to a great man.
My condolences to all of his friends and family. He definately made an impression on me just from the short visits at the office.
Melissa LaHay