Coyce Vernon Wilkinson


Coyce Vernon Wilkinson, 81, of Amarillo, TX died Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.  Military rites are provided by Volleys for Veterans.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Coyce was born March 14, 1940, in Dimmitt, TX to M.J. “Money” Wilkinson and Fay Scoggin Wilkinson.

On January 8, 1973, he married Carolyn Horstman in San Diego, CA.

Coyce retired from the US Navy having served in San Diego, Williamsburg, VA, at Submarine Medical Center in Groton, CT, and in Holy Loch, Scotland, Charleston, SC, Portsmouth, NH, and Portsmouth, VA.  He was a proud American and loved his country!

He loved politics.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Wilkinson, of Amarillo, TX; and son, Coyce Leon Wilkinson, of Dumas, TX.

9 Replies to “Coyce Vernon Wilkinson”

  1. to ,
    coyce n mom

    so sorry for your loss
    he will always be with you in your hearts. and your thoughts.
    my prayers n sympathy to you and your mother.
    your friend
    roberta lopez

  2. We shared a bench at the boot shop at tsti years ago . Coyce was an honest decent man who liked to laugh. Smooth sailing and godspeed old freind

  3. Our condolences to the family and may Coyce rest in peace. We thankyou from our heart for serving our country .Thanyou señor

  4. Uncle Coyce you most definitely have and always will be my favorite uncle. I loved our phone calls and talks about any and everything. You will always remain in my heart
    Carolyn and Coyce Leon may God watch over and give comfort.

  5. Coyce is one of my favorite ‘uncles’, another gift in my family heritage to treasure . I enjoyed our too few talks, which wandered the wide spectrum of politics, military, technology, family, faith, and literacy…basically saving the world each time. I, as many, will sorely miss him.

    Miss Carolyn, I pray you and yours all God’s sure Grace, peace, comfort, and watch care.

  6. One of my favorite classmates. A kind and sweet man. He will be missed. Love and prayers for Carolyn and family.

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