Philip Wilkerson

Philip Hoyle Wilkerson

Wednesday, June 21st, 1961 - Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Philip Hoyle Wilkerson, 58 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Monday, December 23, 2019, at his home in Cookeville.

He was born Wednesday, June 21, 1961, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the son of Bobbye (Carr) Wilkerson and the late Hoyal Wilkerson.

Philip was a loving Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend to all who knew him. He retired from UPS in Putnam County, and he loved farming, golfing, collecting cars, and traveling with his beloved Debbie.  

In addition to his Mother, Philip is survived by:

1 Sister:
Paula Lucas of Old Hickory, TN

1 Brother and Sister-in-law:
Randy and Amelia Wilkerson of Cookeville, TN.

1 Niece:
Rebecca Wilkerson

3 Nephews:
Jonathan Lucas, Austin (Lindsay) Lucas, and Adam Wilkerson

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tennessee Donor Services or The Humane Society.

In addition to his father, Philip was preceded in death by his Wife: Deborah Wilkerson.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 beginning at 1:00 pm from the chapel of  Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, December 28 from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 1:00pm
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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James & Ouida Middleton

Posted at 03:08pm
Phil was a generous gentleman. He was a part of many family gathers we attented in Cookeville. He always had an open door policy to his home for the comfort of friend and acquaintance. We are proud to have met Phil, gotten to know Pil and been a recipent of many hugs and welcome smiles. Sweet memories and love sent to his family. He was loved.

Renee Wiesehuegel

Posted at 10:30pm
What an incredible guy Philip is. I will always appreciate knowing him and our high school time together. A true gentleman. Peace be with you, Philip. I appreciate who you are to so many. 💝. Renee Rechenbach Wiesehuegel

Tim Kinnaird

Posted at 09:30am
Phil touched so many lives in a positive way. He is a dear friend and had an infectious smile that will never be forgotten!! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Crystal Smith

Posted at 11:13pm
Prayers for Phil’s family. He was our “UPS man” in the Burgess Falls area for YEARS! Super nice guy. Love and prayers to his family.

Kevin Oster

Posted at 10:43pm
There is no better friend than Phil. He always placed his family first. One can still hear the echos of that great laugh of his and his advice which he freely gave me. A hard worker and always fun. Sending you all condolences. KO

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