Official Obituary of

Brian Wilkinson

May 17, 1964 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Brian Wilkinson Obituary

Brian James Wilkinson, aka Mountain Man, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the age of 59, at his home in Lusk, Wyoming.

Born on May 17, 1964, to William and Maria Wilkinson (Reese) in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Pennsylvania.  He graduated high school in 1983 from Pottsgrove Sr High in Pottstown, PA.  He was an avid football player and wrestler.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping with his older brother Bill.  He was a member of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club.  Brian worked in construction most of his life and could build anything.  He also enjoyed taxidermy and making Indian crafts with hides from hunts.  Later in life, Brian moved to Lusk, Wyoming where he continued to grow his love and passion for the outdoors, including all things boating, camping, hunting, and fishing.  You could always find him with his beloved animals or out in the mountains.

Brian was a loving son, father, grandfather (Poppy, Papa), uncle, brother, friend, partner (husband), cousin, and many more special titles in others’ lives.

Brian James Wilkinson is survived by his wife, Jyl Abbott: daughters, Megan (Trevor) Singletary, Hannah Wilkinson, Ashley Wilkinson: son, Ryan Wilkinson: stepchildren, Baleigh and Jaden Abbott: many grandchildren: Mother, Maria (Jack) Reese: siblings, Bill (Steph) Wilkinson, Maria (Donald) Harting, and Kim Wilkinson-Kahn: nephews, nieces; and many other family members.

Brian James Wilkinson is preceded in death by his father William Maurice Wilkinson, Brother-in-Law Richard Kahn, uncles, aunts, and nephew Mavrik Laxton.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Brian on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at Ayers Natural Bridge, Pavilion 4, from 12 O’clock noon to whenever.  Please bring your own chairs.

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Celebration of Life
September 30, 2023

12:00 PM
Ayers Natural Bridge
208 Natural Bridge Road
Douglas, WY 82633


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