H. D. Wilkinson
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 16, 1944
  • Place of birth:
    Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 28, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Let the memory of H.D. be with us forever.

In Loving Memory of H.D. Wilkinson

Sept. 16th 1944 - Sept. 28th 2015


Born in Long Branch New Jersey to Howard and Lila Wilkinson.

Wife of 49 years-Annette Wilkinson

Daughters- Kimberli Calabrese & Lucinda Fultz

Siblings- Timothy Wilkinson, Mary & David Cox, Patrica & Robert Cabello

Grandchildren- Anthony, Briana, & Kansis

                         - Corrina, Katelyn, & Richard

Great Grandchildren- Denver & Avery

Nieces and Nephews- 6

Great Nieces and Nephews-7

Moved to Charlotte County Florida in 1983, where he pursued his auctioneer and real estate career.  He was a beloved family man and faithful friend, who truly loved unconditionally.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. 

He enjoyed fishing, days on the beach, and always looked forward to family game nights.

A memorial celebration will be held on Monday Oct. 5, from 3-5 at Harbor Heights Park . In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, in the name of H.D. Wilkinson.

H.D. may be kindly remembered at and on Facebook at

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kimberli Calabrese on 16th September 2016

"Happy Birthday Dad!!"

This tribute was added by Tom Simms on 16th September 2016

"Remembering a good friend today."

This tribute was added by Leigh Treco on 4th October 2015

"H.D. Was a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of HD from my childhood. He worked with my parents in the auction and appraisal business so I was fortunate to spend some time with him. He was always kind to my brother and I and willing to share time and stories with us. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. Much love, Leigh Treco"

This tribute was added by Benjamin Hallmark on 3rd October 2015

"HD Wilkinson you were a great man who always had great words of wisdom and offered excellent advice. Even though I only really knew you through Facebook it was still a pleasure to keep in contact. Thankyou for the support and concern for my family while my father was going through his surgery. I wish you could have made it for a visit with family and to see the completion of the house. You will be missed RIP HD ☝☝"

This tribute was added by Tom Simms on 3rd October 2015

"Life is the unfairest of gifts.  It comes to us while we are in our most vulnerable state and it departs, often with little notice given, when we are most unprepared.  Life brings us both wonderment and surprise but tempers our awe with intermittent occasions of unfulfilled anticipation and disappointment.  Life is an exploration for undiscovered treasures and the path to its riches is not without obstacles.  Yet, it is the journey that always reveals the greatest of wealth by the measure of those we meet along the way.

When we look back over the paths we have come on our individual journeys no matter how short or long, we are able to see the crossroads and detours that caused us to question our particular direction from time to time.  Yet, at each junction there was always someone of whom we could ask guidance whenever we were in doubt.  They were our “pathfinders” and each of us knows one… and probably more.

Through valleys of failure as well as our peaks of success, we came to depend on and seek out those pathfinders.  They offered us help in finding our way when our maps were unclear.  They reoriented us.  They gave us direction.  They gave us comfort by reassuring us we were not lost.  Most of all, they offered us guidance, without judgment, no matter which direction we were headed or, how many times we may have passed the same crossroad.
One of the most enduring of those pathfinders for me was a man named Howard or, “HD”, as many of us knew him.  We were classmates.  We were roommates.  Simply stated, it was my privilege to call him “friend” for well more than half a century.

I am immeasurably grateful HD allowed me to share in his journey and take pride in knowing he was an integral part of mine.  I treasure the recollections of all the times we shared.  Whether a simple card game around a kitchen table or a life-altering event such as the births of our children, these and more were moments in time made that much better for having shared them with my friend.

I am deeply saddened his journey has come to its end but am honored to carry his memory with me as I take my own gift of life a little further down the road.

Rest well, my friend, you will be greatly missed by the many whose journeys have been made that much easier for your having been a part of them"

This tribute was added by Mary Cox on 3rd October 2015

"Missing you my big brother.. Your the best! Love you More and Forever!
Psalm 23 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” (KJV)"

This tribute was added by Susan White-Dickenson on 2nd October 2015

"You will be missed dearly H.D., may you rest in peace. I know that you are safe and with good company in the heavens above.
                    Love John and Susie Dickenson and family"

This tribute was added by Aleyne Hamers on 2nd October 2015

"I haven't seen you in a long time, but you'll be missed.  Your first friends are your siblings and cousins and we all had great times together especially in Pine Beach, and when we stayed at your house in Eatontown and Farmingdale.  Love you like a brother man."

This tribute was added by Kimberli Calabrese on 2nd October 2015

"Daddy, the amount of love and support that we have is so overwhelming. So don't worry your girls will be just fine. You truly were an amazing man who touched so many lives. I am honored to call you My Dad!! Game nights will never be the same without you and your "rules" . Love You More <3 Kim"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 1st October 2015

"R,I,P, H.D."

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ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button
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