Paul Lawrence Wilkinson

January 06, 1934 ‒ July 18, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Paul Lawrence Wilkinson, age 87, of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Ohio Living Sarah Moore.

Born on January 6, 1934, in Ravenswood, WV to the late Arthur L. and Ruby H. (Pursley) Wilkinson.  After graduating from Willis High School in 1952, he married Joanne L. (Lackey) Wilkinson in 1952, and who preceded him in death in 2019.  Together they shared 66 wonderful years dedicated to raising a family and caring for each other’s needs.

Paul worked for PPG for over 31 years retiring as an Industrial Sales Correspondent.

Paul was a former member of South Berlin Presbyterian Church where he was a Session Member.  Paul enjoyed sports of all types, playing softball at Blue Limestone, bowling and stayed active playing golf in his later years.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his son, Lawrence P. Wilkinson; brother, Luther Wilkinson; sister, Madonna White; infant sister, Lorene R. Wilkinson.

Those left to cherish his memory are daughters, Diane (Rex) Welker and Tricia (Steve) Shaw all of Delaware; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Wilkinson of Texas; treasured grandchildren, August Wilkinson, Andrew, and Brian Shaw, Christopher (Ellen) Welker, Caroline Welker; step-grandchildren, Jason and Hollis Morgan; great-grandchildren: Landyn and Lahyn Fanus, and Riley and Daisy Welker; a special nephew whom he helped raise, Donald (Linda) White, and their daughter, Madonna (Perry) Wells, and their children, Briana and Leo Wells; sister, Alvera Binkley of Delaware; Bernard (Kathy) Wilkinson of Delaware; nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, where Funeral Service will be held at 10 am Wednesday.  Rev. Pat Stout officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St, Delaware, OH 43015 in Paul’s memory.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Wilkinson family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with Paul’s family.

  • Dear Chris and family,
    We were so sad to just realize that you recently lost your grandfather. We wish there were magical words to help you all feel better. Please know we are carrying you in our heart….our prayers of comfort are with you. God Bless….🙏

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