George “Huber” Wilkinson

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George “Huber” Wilkinson, a Louisiana native, passed from this earthly life October 21, 2020.
Visitation: 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, October 27, and a memorial service will be conducted at 2 pm, Wednesday, October 28, all at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco.

Born in New Orleans September 25, 1935, Huber grew up there and on Poplar Grove, the
Wilkinson family sugar plantation near Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish. Huber is a
graduate of Isidore Newman High School and Louisiana State University. He married several
years after graduation, worked and lived on Poplar Grove, and was blessed with five beautiful
children: Lisa, Moira, Leslie, George Jr and Dianne.

In January 1980 he married the love of his life, Jane Spiller of Tyler, Texas. They lived in
Barrowza House north of Port Allen until 1989 when he moved to Waco Texas to join Jane who
had accepted a business opportunity there.

Huber’s work history included the management of Monte Vista Farms, a family owned
commercial cattle operation; public relations manager for The Dow Chemical Company at
Plaquemine, LA; the LSU Alumni Federation where he served as Field Secretary, Alumni Fund
Coordinator, Assistant Director; Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association as Executive Secretary;
Greater Baton Rouge Home Builders Association as Executive Director; restaurant and catering
service owner; and, after moving to Waco, as Executive Director of the Historic Waco
Foundation.

We, his wife, children and grandchildren, will truly miss his smile, humor and strong welcoming
arms. He was a man of true grit and determination. His life challenges were met with integrity
and perseverance. The legacy he will leave behind for his children, grandchildren and those yet
to come will be his strong heartfelt values and love of all things family. Today we celebrate his
life and all that made him unique and special.

Huber was predeceased by his oldest daughter, Lisa Wilkinson LeJeune of Baton Rouge; father,
Senator Horace Wilkinson III of Port Allen; mother, Dorothy Johnson Marchal of New Orleans,
brothers Bobby Wilkinson and Horace Wilkinson IV of Baton Rouge. Survivors include his wife,
Jane, and four children: daughters Moira Wilkinson Lee, Leslie Monique Wilkinson and Dianne

Chauvin Wilkinson McNabb, and son George Huber Wilkinson, Jr (Cheryl), all of Baton
Rouge/Addis; siblings Barry Wilkinson (Anita) of Port Allen and Billy Marchal (BeBe), Hank
Marchal (Sue) and Mamsie Manard (John) of New Orleans; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren.

A second funeral service will be scheduled in Port Allan/Baton Rouge next year when we can
safely gather. The family respectfully insists that those attending Waco services wear facial
mask and practice social distancing.

The family thanks Baylor Scott & White Hospice for their loving care and kind accommodation
for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ducks Unlimited or to a charity
of choice.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    Dear Wilkinson Family,
    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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