Richard Wilkinson

September 1, 1945 ~ April 26, 2024

Richard J. Wilkinson, 78, went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2024.

He was born on September 1, 1945 in Lake Charles to Moyse and Elrena Wilkinson.

Richard loved his family dearly and unconditionally. He was a musician who enjoyed playing guitar and loved music. He also enjoyed traveling with his family, telling jokes, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He made friends everywhere he went. Richard was known as a jack of all trades and a Cajun engineer who could fix anything. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. Richard will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kristina Guillory Wilkinson; children and grandchildren, Rhonda and Brad (Jordyn and Brendon), Troy and Mandy (Baly, Austin, and Mallory), Dwain and Karen (Brian and Kailey), Jason and Tiffany (Victoria and Samantha), Natalie (Travis, Emily, and Carlie), and Brent; 5 great grandchildren; and siblings, Doug and Iris.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bernie Don; and stepdaughter, Robin.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at the Southwest Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Jennings, LA. Shelly Young will officiate.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and staff at Harbor Hospice for their compassion and care.


Graveside Service: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
12:30 pm

Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
1620 Evangeline Road
Jennings, LA 70546

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  1. Candle 4U will truly be missed papa I enjoyed the times I did see you love your unexpected daughter 🥰🥰

    • Candle 1Tina & family,
      So saddened to read that Mr. Richard had passed. I am sure he is smiling down on you all from Heaven. Please know that you al l are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  2. Candle 1My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Mrs. Wilkinson. 🙏 I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Candle 1Tina, I will never forget Richie’s kindness and love for everyone. You guys loved Andy, myself and my boys like we were family. He will be missed.

  4. Candle 1My condolences to the family 😞
    Prayers for strength and comfort 🙏
    Respect for service 🇺🇸

  5. Candle 1I will always remember how you could make me laugh and I will forever cherish those memories. I have no doubt that you and Spanky are running around together and are filled with nothing but joy and love.

  6. Candle 1I bet Dad was on the other side waiting to catch up on truck driving stories with him. Troy, Dwain, Rhonda and Jason ya’ll joined the lost a parent club that no one wants to be in. It is even harder when you lose both parents, but ya’ll will get through it.

  7. Remember when he finally got his own truck, he would let us get in and pretend to drive and talk on the CB Radio. Also him and dad would tell trucking “ war stories” alllll day. RIP uncle Richard

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