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    Sunday, April 04 2021
    John Carlton Wilkinson, Jr.

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 04:18 pm   |  Permalink   |  22 Comments  |  Email
    Sending sympathy and love. May God comfort you and bless you with happy memories.
    Posted by Mary Ellen Balarzs on 04/07/2021 - 06:51 PM
    John and I were really good friends in school, I remember a lot of good times. Rest in peace my friend, I'll see you again some day.
    Posted by Mike Craven on 04/07/2021 - 07:46 PM
    Fly high my dear Cousin John. Dip those wings and give us a wave as you soar high. Give Aunt Ada , Uncle DeeDee , Grandma and Grandpa a hug for me when you get to those pearly gates. Debbie and Dennis prayers for you both as you lay Brother to rest.
    Posted by Linda Dunn on 04/08/2021 - 06:56 AM
    John and I worked together for many years at Capital One. He was a smart, kind and funny guy. I have some great memories of work projects but especially lunches at our favorite Chinese place or getting his favorite burgers. We shared a lot of laughs and his laughter was infectious. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family.
    Posted by Pam Jones on 04/08/2021 - 07:23 AM
    I met John while working at Capital One. Always willing to help, even if it wasn't technically his job. I can still see his smile and hear his laugh. A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, has ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God. Rest in peace, John.
    Posted by Bob Young on 04/08/2021 - 08:00 AM
    John and I worked together in Henrico's 9-1-1 center. He truly had a heart for service. I remember his calm demeanor, professionalism, deep voice, and great smile. We had some fun times on evening and midnight shifts. I still have the caricature he drew of me as a super hero. Rest in peace, John.
    Posted by Cathy Campbell on 04/08/2021 - 08:46 AM
    And the angels spread their wings so that one more will fly. I worked with John at Capital One. John was a kind and dear soul who was always willing to help regardless of the amount of time it took. John loved to laugh and the sound of his laughter from the gut is one thing I remember most about him. He'd have the whole room in tears from his jokes and laugh. John will be greatly missed. To his family.... Hold on to memories, they will help get you through. My deepest sympathies. May God be with you all.
    Posted by Bev Sims on 04/08/2021 - 09:07 AM
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you. The Lord will give you strength.
    Posted by Haynie and Shirley Hite on 04/08/2021 - 10:04 AM
    Our heart felt condolences to the Wilkinson family.
    Posted by James and Dianne Reynolds on 04/08/2021 - 10:22 AM
    John and I were student security guards and police officers at VCU Police Department. He was an excellent and reliable officer who always had his fellow officers' backs. We did our jobs knowing that we were good people protecting good people. It's all we wanted to do. My heart broke for him when he was injured and disabled, but he had so many interests/passions in his life that he was able to readjust. I will always love his laugh, his beautiful radio voice, and all the good times we had doing our best for our community. Rest in God's peace, John. I'll miss you til I see you again, brother. Becky VCUPD # 1230.
    Posted by Rebecca L. Shaw on 04/08/2021 - 02:33 PM
    John was one of kindest and most organic people I've ever met. He was thoughtful and respectful in his ways. We have always thought well of him, and we're so sorry to hear of his passing. May his soul soar amongst the angels and may he Rest In Eternal Peace.
    Posted by Darick & Jacy Cox on 04/08/2021 - 03:06 PM
    May the Lord Jesus Christ be with the family as you go through your bereavement,also remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rev Donald Lindsey Sr.
    Posted by Donald Lindsey Sr. on 04/08/2021 - 06:25 PM
    John and I went to high school together, and were in many of the same classes. We took an art class in 10th grade, where I got to know him. A true artist with a beautiful soul and tremendous talent. I have nothing but good memories of John, and send my deepest sympathies to his family.
    Posted by Diane Conner on 04/08/2021 - 08:31 PM
    To the Wilkinson Family, We were saddened to hear of the passing of John. May God give you the strength, comfort and understanding needed during this difficult time. John will be remembered for his kindness to all, his contagious laugh and his love for family and friends.
    Posted by Larry and JoAnn Hill on 04/08/2021 - 10:08 PM
    Condolences to the Wilkinson Family.
    Posted by Russell Minor on 04/08/2021 - 10:09 PM
    On behalf of the members of the Ashland Police Department, please accept our condolences for your loss. I met Off.Wilkinson when I was a young deputy with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. He impressed me as a consummate professional who valued kindness and compassion over all else. With respect and brotherly love, Douglas A. Goodman, Jr. Chief of Police Ashland, Virginia
    Posted by Chief Doug Goodman on 04/09/2021 - 04:19 PM
    John and I were at KDS and VCU at the same time. He was such a talented artist at a very young age. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy.
    Posted by Dywana Saunders on 04/09/2021 - 08:53 PM
    John and I went through the police academy together. He had a great sense of humor and would give the proverbial shirt off of his back for anyone. He was a brave man who would be there to protect a member of the public or another officer in a heartbeat. We are only on this earth for a short while, and John made a difference during his brief visit here.
    Posted by John Cencich on 04/10/2021 - 07:58 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time....Ben and Pat Marshall
    Posted by Pat Marshall on 04/10/2021 - 07:05 PM
    Sending prayers and condolences for the family. I didn't know cousin john passed until today
    Posted by Belinda McCall on 04/11/2021 - 08:09 PM
    Sorry for the loss. Praying for the family. May God Bless and give confrontin this time of sorrow.
    Posted by Dorothy Jaimes Diaz on 04/12/2021 - 12:29 AM
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our prayers.
    Posted by David & Teresa Finch on 04/12/2021 - 09:22 PM

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    John Carlton Wilkinson, Jr., 62, of N. Chesterfield, VA went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2021. He was the son of the late John Carlton Wilkinson and Ada Mason Wilkinson. He is survived by his sister, Debbie Garofano (Cliff) and his brother, Dennis Wilkinson (Connie); two nephews Michael Wilkinson and Daniel Wilkinson and step-grandson, Kanias Minor. John graduated from Central High School in 1976 and was an avid Elvis Presley fan and loved being a police officer. He enjoyed computers, drawing, collecting Star Trek  and DC Comics memorabilia and going to the movies. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11AM at the Dundas Baptist Church Cemetery, 10884 Longview Drive, Dundas, VA 23938. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to your local police department or Dundas Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 95, Dundas, VA 23938. Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be made at

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