Charles Keith “Chod” Wilkerson, 82, of North English, died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Chod was born on June 4, 1932, in North English, the son of William Henry and Hattie Mae (Morrison) Wilkerson. He graduated from North English High School in 1949 and worked for the North English Record, and was a cream route driver. Chod served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1953 until 1954. Chod married Sylvia K Davis on Aug. 28, 1955, at the North English Christian Church. He worked as a storekeeper at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa County Farm Service, Moorman Feeds and later he and Sylvia owned and operated the North English Cleaners for over 19 years, retiring in 1998. Chod was a member of the North English Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife Sylvia of North English: four children: Debra (Bart) Showalter of Shueyville, Scott (Nancy) Wilkerson of North English, David (Lynn) Wilkerson of Adel and Shari (Kevin) Banes of North English; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brother and sisters: Frances Littrel of North English, Norman (Tib) Wilkerson of North English, Ed Wilkerson of Ottumwa, Dolores Wardenburg of Williamsburg, and Robert (Butch) Wilkerson of North English. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Leonard, William Dean and Clarence Wilkerson.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Aug. 20 at the Powell Funeral Home, North English, with Pastor Luke Caster officiating. Burial was in the North English Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established for the North English Christian Church or English Valleys Citizens Scholarship Foundation. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.