Douglas Wilks

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Douglas Dean Wilks, age 88, of Charlevoix, Michigan entered eternal life on March 12, 2019 where he was met by his bride, Lillian.

Doug was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Delray and Gladys (Eggers) Wilks.  Doug married the love of his life, Lillian (House) on October 21, 1950. The two settled in Charlevoix, Michigan in 1962, where they raised their family.  Doug loved holidays and family get-togethers, any chance to spend time with his family was important to him.  Doug was known for his warm and welcoming heart, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Doug was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian May Wilks; his son, David Allen Wilks; his parents; sister, Betty Lou; and brothers, James, Richard, and Samuel.

He is survived by his sons, Ken (Ruth) Wilks, Duane (Marcia) Wilks, and Kevin (Kathy) Wilks.  He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, Tonya Turner-Bain, Kari (Dave) Henrichs, David (Shena) Wilks, Kristyn (Daniel) Case, Melissa (Nathan) Smith, Jayme Wilks, Kimberly (James) Franklin, Ray Wilks and Kaitlyn Wilks.   He is also survived by an abundance of great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, Michigan with Reverend John Naile officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday (March 15) from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlevoix area hospital.

16 comments on “Douglas Wilks”

  1. Kimberly Garner

    Dear Kevin, Kathy & the entire Wilks Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Everyone knows how much your Dad meant to your family. All of us that knew your Dad and care about you all, share your grief and pray for you to find comfort and the “peace of God that surpasses all understanding” Philippians 4:6-7.
    Love to you all, Kimberly Garner

  2. Our heart goes out to your family for your precious loss. I can’t take away your pain, tears and sadness. But please know we care.

  3. Doug will be missed dearly. Thinking of all of his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids with our deepest sympathy.
    Andy and Connie Lynch

  4. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Wilks. He was the kind of man that made the world a better place to live. RIP.

  5. Dear Kevin, Kathy, Melissa, Kimberly, Ray and Kaitlyn: I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad (your Grandpa) and know that he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

    Our sincerest sympathies to you and all the family on his passing. Prayers for peace. Hugs to all.

    With Love and Heartfelt Sympathy – Tom and Janet Redden and Family.

  6. Voss & Pat Guntzviller

    What a great man he was. Kind, loving and always with a smile and a laugh. He brought so much to this world and his family. Our prayers are with you all.
    Love, Voss and Pat Guntzviller

  7. I am so sad to have lost a great man and neighbor. Doug you will be missed.
    RIP, enjoy this joyous reunion and watch over all of us.

  8. Jim and Pat Withers

    How fortunate the Wilks Family has been all of these years to have “Grandpa Wilks” at the helm. His influence and presence will be sorely missed, but tucked away in our hearts as we remember him. Rest In Peace, my friend, and rejoice in God’s guidance to your eternal journey……..Jim and Pat Withers

  9. Ken & Ruth,
    So very sorry for your loss. Doug kept in touch by Facebook since my Dad died. One of his last friends standing. Doug will be missed, he was such a joy!

  10. Kevin, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Prayers of comfort and strength during this time. Brandy and Dorothy.

  11. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, Kevin and all of the Wilks Family. He was a realy nice Man and a joy to be around. Lifting you all in prayer.

  12. Catherine Nobles

    Dear Kevin, Kathy and family,

    We are so sad to hear of your dad”s (grandfather) passing. It was clear to see what a special man he was and how much he was loved by all his family and friends. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sending love and our greatest sympathies,

    Mead and Cathy Nobles and family

  13. My heartfelt condolences goes out to the Wilks family. May the memories of him help to ease your pain of sorrow.

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