William Everett Wilkinson, 84, was born September 12, 1932 in Long Beach, CA and passed away at home in Newport Beach, CA on December 23, 2016.
William earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 1954 from Santa Clara University. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War, earning the rank of First Lieutenant and was honorably discharged in 1963. William worked in the retail auto parts business for 30 years as the owner of many independent auto parts stores in the Pomona Valley.
William was preceded in death by his wife Frances and his sons William and Douglas Wilkinson. He is survived by his daughter Dr. Mary Ann Wilkinson Sims and her husband Gary, his daughter Kathleen Wilkinson, his sister Mary K. Drennan and seven grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1441 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Santa Clara University in memory of William E. Wilkinson, Class of 1954.