Leroy  Wilkinson


Leroy Wilkinson died Saturday night, June 1, in MD Anderson Hospital of complications from an infection. He was 76-years old. He came to Sam Houston State University in 1961, met and married his college sweetheart and raised his family here. He is survived by his wife, Lyndol, of 53 years and son, Chris. Kenny, a son, preceded him in death.
Leroy was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 12, 1943, to Fred and Fannie Wilkinson who preceded him in death.
Also preceding him are Mother-in-law Susie Williams, Father-in-law Olan Williams and Mary Shaver, sister-in-law.
Survivors are beloved daughter-in-law Kelley, and precious granddaughter Parker Wilkinson.
Lyndol's brother-in-law, Quention Shaver, Sr, survives him, along with nieces and nephews Sandy Hobson, Kim Turrubiarte and David; Quention Shaver, Jr and Kris and their families.
Also surviving are cousins Leslie and Dean Angel, Don and Nina Cole along with their families.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. A Celebration of Leroy's Life is scheduled for Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
Calvary Baptist Church, PO Box 1577, Huntsville, TX 77342
SHSU Baseball Enrichment Fund in memory of Leroy Wilkinson, Sam Houston State Baseball, 620 Bowers Blvd. Huntsville, TX 77341. Condolences to the family may be made at www.shmfh.com
Published on June 4, 2019
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Amma Campbell Davis
Jun 18, 2019
Lyndeol, my thoughts and prayers are with you
Larry Gordon
Jun 09, 2019
Extending my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Wilkinson family. I used to love listening to Kooter @ Leroy broadcasting football games. If there was some bad officiating, Leroy and Kooter would let you hear about it. My brother( Barry) would call me at my home in Austin, Texas from Huntsville during a game and place his phone near the radio. It was so hilarious listening to those guys. Mrs Wilkinson was also one of my most favorite teachers. RIP- Leroy.
Rev Otis L Cunningham
Jun 08, 2019
May God comfort you like no one else can. His Grace is sufficient...
Ronnie Wooley
Jun 07, 2019
I was very saddened to hear of Leroy's passing. . I had not seen him in a few years, but had actually thought about him ,last Sunday on my drive up to the Riverside Area. I had only been there a few minutes when a fellow classmate called to let me know that he had passed away. He was an extraordinary person and no doubt helped many youngsters through some trying times. he will be greatly missed.
Mike and Cathey Sides
Jun 06, 2019
Condolences to the family. Gods blessings on him and the family. He was a good man.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Sherri Smith-Hanks
Jun 06, 2019
My condolences to the family. May God bless and keep you in this time and the days and years to come. We love you Coach RIP. You will truly be missed.
Jun 06, 2019
HHS Class of 1976.
Jeannine Jacoby
Jun 05, 2019
Barbara, Timothy, Brenda and I are so very sorry for the loss of Leroy. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Susan Smith Fulton
Jun 05, 2019
Lyndol, Chris, Kelley and Parker please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, love to all❀️
Kent Bruno
Jun 05, 2019
My prayers for and fond memories of a Former Hornet Coach from the good old days. I fondly remember Leroy's laugh and he always said something funny but challenging to us. He was truly a Huntsville fixture and cant be replaced.
God's blessing to Lyndol through this time.
Jackie Brock Prewitt
Jun 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss. He was very special to a lot of people.
Prayers for his family. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™