Forrest Craig Wilkerson ’60

Forrest Craig Wilkerson, 84, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at home following a lengthy illness.

The family will have a private graveside service at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill, SC.

Born in Blackstone, VA, Forrest was the son of the late James Andrew Wilkerson Jr. and the late Ila Mae Hutto Wilkerson.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, James A. Wilkerson, III, and his sister, Jane Wilkerson Covington.

A proud graduate of Winthrop Training School, Davidson College, and the University of South Carolina School of Law, he served on numerous community boards and belonged to several social clubs.  He was a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and basketball coach at the A.R.P. Church.  Forrest was upbeat, positive, quick witted, funny, and loved the practice of law.  Staying active was a necessity, and he participated in many outdoor hobbies including tennis, running and swimming. He easily mastered any game of skill, excelling in ping pong, poker, pool and on some special occasions, magic! He was a fierce competitor and an avid sports fan. He loved to read and travel with his family.

Surviving are his spouse, Lillian “Totty” Brooks Wilkerson; son, Forrest Craig Wilkerson, Jr. of Rock Hill; daughter, Brooks Wilkerson Moore (William) of Jacksonville, FL; two grandsons, Forrest Craig Wilkerson, III of Rock Hill, SC, and Isaac Hayne Wilkerson of Columbia, SC; five granddaughters, Lillian Porcher Wilkerson of Charleston, SC, Brooks Woodcock Moore of Carrboro, NC, Susan Shubrick Wilkerson of Hanoi, Vietnam, Eleanor Mikell Wilkerson of Hanoi, Vietnam, and Katherine Phelps Moore of Charlotte, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Forrest’s name to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or to Talking Books Services Library, 1500 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29201.