Marvin Ashville Wilkerson

February 24, 1921 - June 29, 2008

02/24/1921 - 06/29/2008

Past Services

Wednesday July 02, 2008
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday July 03, 2008
2:00 pm
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Greatneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
757 481-1097 | Directions

Marvin A. “Rookie” Wilkerson, 87, passed away on June 29, 2008. Marvin was known affectionately by his grandchildren, nieces and nephews as Pee-Paw and was an avid Nascar fan. Marvin retired from Civil service after 35 years as an electrician; he also worked for the 3800 Condominiums for 28 years and the Military construction company known as the Seabees. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Vivian Capps Wilkerson and his parents Leonard A. and Vivian H. Wilkerson. Survivors include two daughters Jeanne White and Susie Falk, her husband Frank of Virginia Beach, four siblings William F. Wilkerson of N.C, Jeanette Wilkerson , Joyce Henry and Leonard A. Wilkerson all of Virginia Beach. Six grandchildren, Tracy Spara of Fla., Kelly Boldt of NC, Leigh Davenport, Michael Newman, Frankie and Chris Falk all of Virginia and eleven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday at 2pm in Princess Anne Memorial Park with Rev. Robert Pittmen officiating. The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 Wednesday evening at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451-9886. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Brandy Singer
8 years ago

Chris and I are thinking of you all in this time.

Shelby Grimstead Phelps
8 years ago

Jeanne, Susie, and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember all the good times and think of what a glorious reunion that is taking place in Heaven. For those of us left behind, it takes time to heal but the Love that we felt will last forever. Shelby

glenn garrison
8 years ago

rookie will always be in our hearts and we know he will be missed by all who new him.thanks rookie,for all your help in taking everyone under your wings and seeing it through.godbless rookie,and his wonderful family.thanks for all the great times.

Donna & Rege Schuler
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss, Jeannie. He was a lucky man to have such a caring daughter to look after him.