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July 22, 1982 – March 9, 2023
Brian James Wilkerson, age 40, passed away suddenly on March 9, 2023.
Brian was born in Hamilton, OH to James and Kimberly Wilkerson. He served his country as a member of the United States Army Airborne. He enjoyed fishing, kayaking, hunting and camping. Brian’s goofy personality, one-liners, and smile will be missed by many.
Brian is survived by his father, James Wilkerson, brother, Adam Wilkerson, son, Brian “James” Wilkerson Jr., his niece, Kyleigh Wilkerson and nephew, Jase Wilkerson, longtime friend and partner Jess Burckey, grandpa to Caden and many extended relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kimberly Wilkerson.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM when the services will begin, at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road 45231. Once on the grounds of the memorial park, follow the blue line to the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the funeral home for the cost of the services. Please keep the services and visitation casual, as Brian would have opted for the overalls, anyway.
“Brian, I wish we would meet “OUSSSHIDE” everyday at work like we use too; But , that will have to wait for now! You were/are an awesome friend. I will and do miss you. SAWWRY, I didn’t get to say bye. I didn’t get to eat those stuffed crickets like I promised because it would not have been the same without you. You never ever failed to make me smile everyday at work and I miss our silly memes, TikTok videos, and silly jokes. Rest in Peace, my friend. Our condolences to your family.”
“Brian was my son in law at one time. He was someone always willing to help whenever he could. I remember specifically one evening he had come by our house and we were having difficulties figuring out how to make these little girl bracelets. My granddaughter, Jennie, I asked Brian if he knew how to do it. Brian just laid down right in the floor and started figuring out how to make these little girl bracelets & he succeeded. It’s not too often that you see grown men do things like that. He had a good heart. Brian was a good dad and tried to be a good example for his only child, Brian James Wilkerson. You will be missed!”
“Brian, my memories of our summers whether it be at Grandmas or camping will always have your smiling face. Your presence always radiated love for your family. I’m so thankful to have grown up with you.”
“I worked with Brian for a short time in R & D at StandardAero and in that short period of time, I can say that Brian was always nice person and a hard worker. He would do anything for anyone in the workplace. It is so sad that his life ended so soon and sudden. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”
“Brian you are missed right now and will always be missed in our family. I always loved seeing your smiling face and your funny personality that I know you got from your mom and dad.Our family get togethers will not be the same without you. Now I can imagine seeing you smiling with your mom and Jesus in heaven someday we will all be there together. God took a good one home! Love you my nephew always! Aunt Lisa!!!”
“Brian you left us to soon. You will always be in our hearts. God bless you and your Dad and Adam. Love always Aunt Ruth & Uncle Mike”
“Brian, first off buddy, the moonshine is amazing and I will be toasting you every Sunday til it’s gone. I miss you, your jokes, horrible memes, and mischievous chuckle when you made a really good joke. You made a bad day good and you always knew when I needed a snickers bar. And you always had a lindor chocolate at the ready if Yom or I needed it. It’s so hard to believe that you are gone. But I bet you are having a blast up there. All the good weather, perfect fishing, and cold beers. Maybe they even have Keno. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope you are having fun up there Maybe one day far in the future, I’ll meet you ousshide”
“Brian will be truly missed he was such a funny and cool guy and a very pleasant person to be around, I send my deepest condolences to his family and enjoyed my time I got to share with my buddy.”
“May God be with you all. Rest in Peace”
“I love you so much Brian! You will always be my dad and I will always be your baby girl. All our funny and embarrassing adventures are going to be amazing stories for kayden forever. I hope it’s peaceful up there. I love you with my entire heart”
“Jim, I can’t imagine words that would help relieve your grief. The old cliche saying, why does bad things happen to good people. You have always been one of the nicest guy I have ever met and my heart is broken for you and your family. I pray that God will give you all the peace you need today. Time dulls the pain but never takes it away. I pray you have the strength to find joy in life again. I pray for your healing, Jim. May God have His Mercy on us all.”
“Brian, Your presence is missed daily by our family. I will never forget your smile and laugh and the great times at family parties and campouts where you were always the life of the events. Much love to your son, Dad, and brother. Uncle Bill”
“Brian Man we will miss you in so many ways. You always brought laughter to every place you entered. You deeply loved your family and you we always there for everyone. Rest easy sir.”