bruce-wilkinson | Obituary | Terre Haute Tribune Star

October 31, 1954
July 9, 2022

bruce wilkinsonCHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Bruce E. Wilkinson, 67, of Chillicothe, OH, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 9, 2022 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.
Bruce was born in Terre Haute, IN to Marie and John M. Wilkinson, Sr. on October 31, 1954. His faith was formed and solidified during his youth while he was a member of Dean Avenue Christian Church in Terre Haute, where he was baptized.
In 1973, Bruce was a member of the second class of Instituto Terre Haute South Vigo. He is a 1977 graduate of the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, which awarded him a degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, Bruce began a 37-year career at the former Goodyear Atomic Corporation plant located in Piketon, OH. While working there, Bruce took night classes and earned an MBA from Ohio University.
Bruce loved to fish and enjoyed hunting squirrels and deer. Despite the eye problems, he was a perennial threat to the morels. He was a long time member of the Eagles and Elks and loved being a part of their community service work.
Bruce predeceased his parents and a good friend, Harley Davidson devotee Everett “Bud” Montgomery of Ohio.
Bruce is survived by two brothers, John (Judy) Wilkinson of Tallmadge, OH and Clay Wilkinson of Terre Haute, two nephews, Brian (Antoinette) Wilkinson of Potomac, MD and Dr. Bradley Wilkinson of Durham, NC (and his fiancée Elyssa Johnson of Alexandria, VA). Also surviving are great-nephews Reid and Connor Wilkinson of Potomac, two aunts, Jane Braden and Suzanne Boswell, both of Terre Haute, long-time special friend Sue Anne Knisley and loyal friend Beth Montgomery, both of Chillicothe and friend of Bruce from long-time fishing buddy and Indy 500 racing fan Dennis “Doc” Watson of Loda, IL, as well as numerous friends, cousins, and other relatives.
Bruce was a dedicated member of the historic First Christian Church in Chillicothe, which he helped support with his skill in writing grants for the building fund.
Bruce’s family and friends would like to thank the emergency room and especially the nurses, physicians and other staff in the Intensive Care Unit at Adena Regional Medical Center for their capable and compassionate care.
A viewing will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. There will be a graveside service at 2:00 pm at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, IN.
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Published in July 13, 2022