Tim Wilkerson

WILKERSON, Robert “Tim” Leland, 82, of Follansbee, WV, passed peacefully away on Monday, October 21, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born on January 28, 1931, in Follansbee, WV. He was the son of the late James and Mary E. (Smith) Wilkerson.

Robert retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his two brothers, Wilbur “Webb” and James “Ed” Wilkerson; a loving daughter, Debra Jo Fuscardo; and an infant granddaughter, Casmille Fuscardo.

Robert is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Benita (DeSantis) Wilkerson of Follansbee, WV, who celebrated 62 beautiful years of marriage; a loving and caring daughter, Carley Johns and her husband, Keith of Colliers, WV; two wonderful and loving grandsons, T.J. Fuscardo and his wife, P.J. of Wellsburg, WV and Aaron Johns of Colliers WV; and two cute great-grandsons, Joey and Charlie Fuscardo of Wellsburg, WV; his grandchildren and great- grandchildren brought so much love and happiness in his and Benita’s life.

Also survived by his very special loving friends, who are like a second family, Barbara Roman Lewis of Henderson, NV, Phyllis Roman Riccadonna of Steubenville OH, Syliva Roman Ensell of Follansbee, WV, Chuckie Roman of Mentor, OH, and Paul DiGiacinto of Follansbee, WV.

Robert requested to be cremated. Private graveside service will be held at a later date at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV.

The family would like to thank, Chaplain Ron Rice, Dr. Saieed and the staff at Amedisys Hospice for their endless prayers, support and care during this journey of Robert’s life and his family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Cremation and burial arrangements are under the direction and care of the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717.

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