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Dr. R. Douglas Wilkerson, a faculty member in the University of South Alabama Department of Pharmacology from 1973-1979, died Monday in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 69.
Dr. Wilkerson retired in 2009 as vice president of research administration at the University of Toledo. He also had been a professor of pharmacology and therapeutics.
He received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a master's degree and doctorate in pharmacology from the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University's medical school.
Dr. Wilkerson was preceded in death by his mother Blanche Wilkerson and is survived by his wife Carol; father Rainey; son Robert (Tricia) Wilkerson, Jr.; daughter Julie (Brendan) Smith; step-sons Christopher (Aileen) Welch, Patrick (Jennifer) Welch and Brian (Allison) Reichenbach; grandchildren Leah and Parker Smith, and Samantha, Alexander, Nikolas, Madison and Olivia Welch; as well as a host of extended family members and friends.
Visitation is at 1 p.m. Saturday in Walker Funeral Home, Sylvania Township, where a celebration of life service is at 3 p.m.
To view Dr. Wilkerson's obituary, click here.
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