|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1906|
|Death: ||May 3, 1959|
Married Verna G. in August, 1935 in First Methodist Church, Columbia. Both are burried in the Carl Gilbreath plot along with Walter and Mary Gilbreath Patterson and Carl's wife Mary Lou.
Columbia Daily Herald – May 3, 1959
Dr. Wilkes' Rites Sunday
Funeral services for Dr. Joseph Frank Wilkes, 53, former Maury County teacher and noted educator, will be held Sunday at 3:30 pm at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. J. Earl Gilbreath.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Dr. Wilkes, Maury native and professor of education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, died Friday in Louisville hospital following an illness of several months.
Dr. Wilkes, son of the late Joseph and Bertha Kinzer Wilkes, was a graduate of Columbia High School. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Tennessee, his masters degree from Peabody college, and his doctor of education degree from the University of Illinois.
He taught for some time in the Maury County school system, and later was supervisor of elementary education in Giles County.
He was professor of education at Middle Tennessee State College at Murfreesboro for seven years before going to Louisville in 1952.
He was member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Verna Gilbreath Wilkes; a son, Frank Wilkes, Louisville, and a sister, Miss Rachel Wilkes, Centralia, ILL.
Thanks to Frank Wilkes for his contribution.
Joseph Tilden Wilkes (1877 - 1942)
Bertha Belle Kinzer Wilkes (1876 - 1939)
Verna Gilbreath Wilkes (1904 - 2003)
Rachel Caldwell Wilkes (1904 - 1995)*
Joseph Frank Wilkes (1906 - 1959)
Rose Hill Cemetery
Plot: block E
Maintained by: Frank Wilkes
Originally Created by: Mary Bob McClain
Record added: Jan 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13020504