COMANCHE — Funeral services for James Claude Wilkerson III, 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church, with Bro. David Ray and Bro. Tyler Durham officiating. Burial will follow at Newburg Cemetery in Comanche County. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Comanche Funeral Home.

He died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Comanche.

He was born Nov. 25, 1943 in Brownwood to James Claude Wilkerson Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Smith Wilkerson. On Aug,13, 1966, he married Nancy Wilkerson at First Baptist Church in Comanche.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wilkerson of Comanche; sons, Lance Wilkerson and wife Jan of Comanche, and Bradley Wilkerson of Comanche; daughter, Nicole “Wilkerson” Reilley and husband Tim of Southlake; six grandchildren, Brooke Wilkerson of Houston, Caroline Wilkerson of Comanche, Logan Wilkerson of Comanche, Sawyer Wilkerson of Comanche, Regan Reilley of Southlake, and Kate Reilley of Southlake; sister, Marsha “Wilkerson” Williams of Fort Worth; one niece; and four nephews.