Paul Alexander Wilkerson, 82, of Staunton, Virginia died Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
He was born on March 12, 1939 in Augusta County of Anthony Perkins Wilkerson and Oval Wallace Robertson Wilkerson.
Paul graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and was the senior Vice President and the captain of the football and basketball team in 1956.
He worked for C & P telephone eventually going to Northern Virginia to work for the White House Communications Agency during the administrations of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. He was in charge of preparing communications for presidential travel for the White House for over 27 years. He worked with the White House press corps for the Bush Sr. administration. He is also an AT&T Hall of Famer which is located in Denver, CO.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law Warren and Catherine Wilkerson, by sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Wilbert Gibson, by sister and brother-in-law Helen and Sam Knicley, by sister and brother-in-law Frances and Berlin Sutton, by brother and sister-in-law Carl and Nancy Wilkerson, by brother and sister-in-law Frank and Pluma Wilkerson, by sister and brother-in-law Ann and Art Calverley, by brother Burnett Wilkerson, by brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Julie Wilkerson, and brother-in-law Edward Zdniak.
Paul loved his large and extended family. He was a forever loving and devoted father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren. Paul was a fun loving brother who loved to travel, enjoyed high school football and basketball games, loved a good joke and long Sunday drives.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Paul Gregory and Tina Wilkerson and daughter and son-in-law Kellie and Jon Kevin Carpenter. His grandchildren Melissa (Bejan) Modarressi, Paul Chene (Katie) Wilkerson, Kaitlyn Carpenter and Jon Nicholas Carpenter. His great grandchildren Rory, Zane, Paul Ender and Forrest. His brother Anthony P. Wilkerson, Jr., his brother and sister-in-law Fred and Frances Wilkerson, sister Judy Cdniak and sister-in-law Charlotte Wilkerson. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Thornrose Cemetery.