Marvin Dean “Deanie” Gilkerson, 82, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Faredonia Gilkerson; son, Anthony Gilkerson (Angie); daughter, Stephanie Dotson (Greg); sister, Deloris Brooks; and grandchildren, Emily Garcia (Julian), Shelby Gilkerson, Olivia Dotson, Ashley Dotson, and Brad Dotson.
He graduated from Bourbon County High School in 1957 and worked for Scott Gross Welding Supply after he graduated. Marvin served our country in the Army and also joined the Reserves and served until 1966. He retired from IBM in 1990 after a 30-year career.
He always told everyone he talked to that he “lived a great, long life” and he was so thankful for that. Starvin’ Marvin was known for loving a good buffet, hauling some “junk” around to buy and trade, and sporting his overalls and bucket hat. He rivaled the best talkers in the world but also loved his peaceful and quiet time sitting outside under his shelter.
The funeral service for Marvin Dean Gilkerson will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.
Entombment will follow in Evergreen cemetery with casket bearers being Bobby Sloan, Eddie Soard, Anthony Gilkerson, David Ferrell, Raymond Kitchen, Darrell Gilkerson, Doug Gilkerson, and Harold Gilkerson. Honorary bearers are Raymond Gilkerson, Ronnie Reffett, Frank Honaker, David Dotson, Bernie Rankin, Layne Gray, Julian Garcia, Bradley Dotson, and Rodney Dotson.
Visitation will be on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. www.hintonturner.com
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