Mr. John William Wilkes, age 66, of Macclenny, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his home. He was born in Leesburg, Florida on December 28, 1951 to Earl Lamac and Janet Virginia (Williams) Wilkes. A longtime resident of Baker County, Mr. Wilkes spent his childhood in Baldwin and was a 1969 graduate of Baldwin Middle-High School. He continued his education at Troy University where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree. John spent most of his career as a land developer, surveyor, and real estate agent, but had also raised cattle.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Earl Lamac Wilkes, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Darla Jean Christopher; children, Holly C. Bowie (Todd) of Jacksonville, John “Brandon” Wilkes of Macclenny, and Ashlei M. Gibson of Macclenny; brother, Kenneth “Lee” Wilkes of Macclenny; grandchildren, Justin, Taylor, Bryson, Brittany, Clara Anne, Trista, Kale, and Ashlyn; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of BLACKBURN-CURRY FUNERAL AND CREMATION, 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. (904) 259-2806. Online at www.blackburncurryfh.com.