Donald William "Donny" Wilkerson, 31, of Lorain, died Friday at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness. He was born May 26, 1976, in Amherst, and lived his entire life in Lorain. He was a 1994 graduate of Lorain High School. He worked as a nurse's aide at Avon Oaks Nursing Home. He enjoyed working on cars, drag racing, fishing and hunting. He collected coins and baseball cards. He loved people and especially enjoyed being a dad.
Survivors include his wife, Wendy (nee Wicker) Wilkerson of Lorain; daughter, Emily Rose Wilkerson of Lorain; son, Donald W. Wilkerson Jr. of Lorain; father, William Lorence Wilkerson; and stepmother, April L.Wilkerson, of Sheffield Lake; brother, Dennis W. Wilkerson of Elyria; and two nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Lee Wilkerson.
Friends may call 2 to 4 P.M. and 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday at Boyer and Cool Home for Funerals, 1124 Fifth St., Lorain. A funeral service will be 11 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund set up for his children at any Lorain National Bank branch. Online condolences may be left at www.boyer-cool.com.