Clinton Brooks Wilkinson was born to Lawrence Wilmer Wilkinson and Gladys LaVere Brooks Wilkinson on May 3, 1931, first born twin followed by Clifton Brooks Wilkinson, at the family home in Hoytsville, Utah.
As farmers, they milked cows by hand, herded sheep in the mountains, and harvested hay pulled by a team of horses. On the way back to the barn, they passed the ice cream store, enjoying the treat on a hot day.
Clint attended North Summit High School, played football and participated in FFA with a dairy cow. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While stationed in England, he trained as an Air Traffic Controller, which he continued as a civilian retiring in 1980 in Portland, Oregon.
While in England, he met Rita Halesworth, also a twin. They married in Hampton, Virginia on 18 July 1952, to which were born: Paul Clinton Wilkinson (Cindy) of Clackamas, Oregon; Beverlie Wilkinson (Benny) of Portland, Oregon; Barbara (stillborn); Tracie Wilkinson Lougheed (Kim) of Nyssa, Oregon. They divorced years later.
Clinton, known as Clint or CB, loved his career in Air Traffic Control. Upon retirement, he worked at Morris Scale, Titan Chemical Shriner’s Hospital as Chief Engineer, Schommer & Sons, General contractors. He was dedicated and loyal to each employer.
He was married to Katherine Gott Whitcher on 3 November 1978 in Portland, Oregon, acquiring two stepchildren, Cindy (Kevin) DePriest of Reno, Nevada and Jeffrey Whitcher (Melody) of University Place, Washington.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine, his children and stepchildren, ten grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Those who preceded him are: his parents, Lawrence and Gladys; brothers: Sherman, Keith, and Clifton; sisters: Afton, Deana, Dawna.
He is being flown from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah by Captain Jeffrey Whitcher on Delta Flight 1418, their last flight together.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A viewing will be held in the Hoytsville Chapel, Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. at the Hoytsville Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. Please respect COVID19 regulations!
Thank you in advance for all involved in his life!
Gratitude and appreciation for Kaiser Hospice who came daily while he was home! The hospice Angels were available 24 hours in this time of Pandemic, never wavering when needed.
Please donate to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers!