March 12, 1956 – January 6, 2023
Sanford – Donald Ray Wilkerson Jr, best known by “Fuji”, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023. Born to the late Donald Ray Wilkerson Sr and Haruko Yamada Wilkerson, he is also preceded in death by brothers Mikel Wilkerson and Bobby Wilkerson.
He is survived by his children, Katrina Parlin and husband Dean, Joey Wilkerson and wife Randi. Grandchildren Jayden Wilkerson, Olivia Wilkerson, and Téa Parlin. Sister Kathy Carey, niece and nephew Leiah and Lenny Carey. Special friend Deborah Massey and family.
Fuji worked as a water meter reader for 30+ years. He was known as an avid Tar Heel Basketball fan and a collector of NASCAR race cars. He loved his dogs, a good steak, and motor sports racing.
He will be missed by many. Memorial service will be on his birthday – Sunday, March 12, 2023 with specific details to come.