Herbert Loyd Wilkinson, 86-year-old Nowata resident died Jan. 9, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Nowata to Albert L. Wilkinson and Ethel Carter Wilkinson.

After graduating Nowata High School, Herb served two years in the U.S. Army. On completion of his enlistment he returned to Nowata and worked as a television service repairman. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Herb is survived by a niece, Louise Tawzer and her husband Don of Dodge City; a great-nephew, Aaron Tawzer and wife Jennifer of Pratt, and great-great-nephew Jacob Tawzer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ethel Wilkinson; and three brothers, Buddy Wilkinson, Bob Wilkinson, and Gene Wilkinson.

Memorial services was Jan. 12 at the Benjamin Funeral Service Chapel with Ben Killion officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com.