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David Lee Wilkerson
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David Lee Wilkerson, 70, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born in Elko, Nevada in 1946 to Luther and Kathleen Wilkerson. He grew up and attended school in Midwest City, Oklahoma. After graduation, David served in the U.S. Marine Corps. When he came home, he found the love of his life; Linda Kelley and they were married in 1969. Three years later, they were blessed by the birth of their son, Justin.

David was a longtime hairstylist at Ridgecrest Beauty Salon until his retirement due to congestive heart failure. In 2014, David participated in a medical research study. He was the first person in the United States to be implanted with the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) called the HeartMate 3. David has paved the way for other heart patients needing a transplant. This new technology allowed David almost 3 more years with his family and friends. David was a loving husband and father and he loved spending time with his grandsons.

David is survived by his wife, Linda; son Justin and his wife Melanie; 3 grandsons, Dalton and his wife Destinee, Cash and Jett; sister, Gina Wendling and husband Brent; brother, Bill Wilkerson and wife Karen; and several nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents.


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Celebration of Life

Saturday

12

Aug

1:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

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