Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. at a Memorial Mass in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for Carr Lane Wilkerson, (age 85), who passed away on October 6 at 7:40 a.m. at Lafayette General Hospital.
Inurnment will be in St. John Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum I.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Marella Stoute Wilkerson, of Lafayette: two sons, Carr Lane Wilkerson, Jr. of Lafayette; Gifford Damian Wilkerson and his wife Julie Kitto of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Charlotte Wilkerson Gajewski of Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren, Cecilia, Hayden, Kyle and Lillian Wilkerson; and Brianna and Carson Gajewski.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Hazel Dunn Wilkerson; one grandson, Damian Todd Gajewski; and a brother, Claude Dan Wilkerson.
Born January 6, 1932 in Alexandria, he graduated from Bolton High School in 1948, and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in Geology in 1953. He was a U.S. Air Force Pilot from 1953-1958 rated in mulit-engine fixed wing and helicopter instrument rated. He was enrolled in the LSU Geology Graduate School from 1958-59. He came to Lafayette in 1959 and worked for Shell Oil Company in the Exploration Department. He was employed by Trans-Asia Engineering between 1962 to 1966 as Manager of its Korean and Philippine offices. In 1966, he co-founded mulitple export oriented companies in San Francisco, CA. After retiring in 1982, he returned with his family to Lafayette.
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