I worked on the same shift as John as a custody Sgt at Buxton. He was so helpful to me when I started and gave me so much support an£ although we seldom met we always had great chats on the phone. Thank you Wilco for those times rest in peace my friend. Rev Chris Blackshaw
In loving memory of John Wilkinson who sadly passed away on 30th August 2020
John Phillip Wilkinson
16 March 1958 - 30 August 2020
John died at home on Sunday 30 August leaving his wife Karen, children Chris, Julie and Jemma. Son in Law Mike and daughter in law Debra. Grandchildren Jack, Ben, Archie, Bella, Joshua and Violet. His dad also John Wilkinson and his younger sister Diane.
Funeral - Family only as covid rules apply.
John was born and lived in Derby until the age of 18 months moving to Derby Road, Alfreton with his family, mum and dad Janet and John and younger sister Diane.
Aged 19 John joined Derbyshire Police serving first at Killamarsh, then South Normanton. He served as a motorway patrol office for many years, and having achieved promotion to sergeant served in Ripley Custody suite before retiring in 2007.
He met and married Karen Julie Wilkinson in August 1979 – their three children Chris, Julie and Jemma completed his family.
Family always came first with John, and he, Karen and the children enjoyed getting away for an adventure in their caravan. Both in the UK and Europe.
Mike, his son in law and Debra his daughter in law were welcomed into the family along with their grandchildren Jack, Ben, Archie, Bella, Joshua and Violet.
All of their children inherited the camping bug and the whole family spent some memorable times together in various caravans, campers and tents. These were John's most favourite and treasured memories.
John will be so very missed by everyone who knew and loved him.