Brodie Rippy Wilkinson, III

Born in Madison, TN on May 28, 1996

Departed on October 6, 2018 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Brodie R. Wilkinson, III age 22 of Springfield passed away on Saturday October 6, 2018.

He is the oldest child of Brodie Jr. and Olivia Wilkinson and big brother to Layne Wilkinson. A graduate of Greenbrier High School class of 2014, Brodie was described as a kind hearted and friendly guy. He loved life and enjoyed making others smile, was always helping others in need, and would never say no to anyone.

Brodie appreciated the quiet of the early morning. He and his mom developed a special bond hunting together, settling in to wait for the sun to rise and wake up the woods. Brodie and his Dad enjoyed rebuilding old cars, going to car shows, pickin’ parts in junk yards, and farming with his Paw Paw. Layne and Brodie enjoyed playing Air-soft, video games, riding 4-wheelers, hanging out with friends together, or going over to David Morgan’s house to spend quality time with their Godfather.

Brodie was so proud of his BMW, but still had a special place for his truck and field cars. “The Faster the Better” he would say. Brodie was just like any other boy growing up, he played in the dirt and collected bugs. That curiosity developed into his bedroom full of lizards, bearded dragons, and other exotic reptiles. His room became so full that scorpions are currently taking over the kitchen counter.

His mother described Brodie as being 99% perfect, always helping to lend a hand to his family and friends. He had a heart of gold and will truly be missed.

Brodie is preceded in death by his grandparents Brodie, Sr & Mavella Wilkinson.

He is survived by his parents, Brodie, Jr and Olivia Wilkinson; brother, Layne Wilkinson; grandparents, Tom and Victoria Warner; aunts, Leigh Ann Warner and Abbie Warner; cousins, Blake Warner and Ashlynn Warner and a host of close and dear friends.

A Life Celebration will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00pm in the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00pm-8:00pm and again on Sunday from 12:00pm until the time of service. Burial will follow at Sulphur Fork Creek Cemetery off of Hwy 76 in Springfield.

These arrangements were entrusted to: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home, and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172 615-384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

 

20 Comments to Brodie Rippy Wilkinson, III

  1. Cathy chambers
    October 12, 2018 6:36 pm

    Brodie 3rd was one awesome young man. He was very respectfully. He had a heart of gold. He would always stop and talk to me and my grand baby. He always ask if we need anything or if the house need anything. I am going to miss him so much. I am going to miss him stopping by. He was a wonderful young man.

  2. Greg & Gayle Fulbright
    October 12, 2018 8:52 pm

    Very much sadness. It’s bad enough to lose a parent, but I can’t imagine loosing a child, let alone at the sa.e time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family .

  3. Cathy Pippin
    October 12, 2018 10:45 pm

    I just can’t imagine the depth of pain your family is in. We’re so sorry, I know he was a good young man, brother & son.
    We love you guys….
    Cathy & Wayne

  4. Shelby
    October 12, 2018 11:57 pm

    Brodie touched so many with the light he had. I was truly blessed to have him in my life as my hand picked 3rd son. I will never be able to thank him for being the best friend anyone could have to my son. I love him like my own. I love his family and my heart breaks for them. He was definitely one of the good ones. RIP SON. Continue to shed your light on us

  5. Jason Thames
    October 13, 2018 1:05 am

    The world lost another great human being. And gained another Angel.

  6. Liz Sloan
    October 13, 2018 4:12 am

    I am truly sorry for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with yall. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can help in any way. Much love and hugs from afar
    Liz and Jared

  7. Bettye
    October 13, 2018 1:21 pm

    He was a good friend to my son Clay. He always had a smile on his face. He was such a sweet and loving person. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain your family is going thru. Taken way too soon. Fly high sweet angel!!!

  8. Carolyn Howerton
    October 13, 2018 2:21 pm

    Brodie, was good friends with my daughter Jessica Howerton Roussel & nephew/wife Tyler & Ashley Fugate, he was a good kid and often come by our house when they were in school.. he was always happy! He will be missed by friends and family…our deepest condolence from our family to yours, May God hold you close during this time.
    The Howerton Family

  9. Carolyn and John Rowe
    October 13, 2018 3:39 pm

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to each and every family member. We love you all. May God Bless you all.
    I know Bailey will always miss Brodie, and we will too. He was such a good young man . John and Carolyn Rowe

  10. Ray Spain
    October 13, 2018 9:07 pm

    Words won’t come to me…I can’t imagine really the depth of grief you bare…I can’t think on it deeply..as it upsets me in several ways…I know that your such the warmest sweetest people…I knew he said yes sir and yes mam…I also hear you saying such to me Olivia…my prayers are long..in thinking of you and Brodie Wilkinson ll…God bless you sweet people..God bless you

  11. Thomas Gittelson
    October 14, 2018 7:33 am

    A precious boy from a good family. Words cannot express how sorry I am for this tragic loss.

  12. Billye Merrill
    October 14, 2018 11:31 am

    My heart is with your family 💔❤️

  13. April Dixin Sklarek
    October 14, 2018 12:36 pm

    We are so very sorry. May God be with you all. Love April & Landon

  14. Bubba and Kim Biederman
    October 14, 2018 1:51 pm

    This is a loss I can’t fathom! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and forevermore! Brodie was a very welcomed guest in our home countless times! What a great, sweet, mannered, handsome, giving, and selfless young man! His absence will leave a huge hole in this community! His friendship with our son Trent has always been and will always be treasured! Rest In Peace sweet angel boy!

  15. Christopher Tate
    October 14, 2018 8:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss Brodie Jr. and Mrs Wilkinson! I graduated with Brodie Jr from Greenbrier High in 94 . Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all both and Brodie Jr. if you need anything let me no Love The Tate’s Chris Paulette and Morgan

  16. Elizabeth R
    October 20, 2018 6:56 am

    My sincere condolences for the loss of you dear love one. Please know that God made hope for the dead by sending his son Jesus Christ to die for us .
    “God….will wipe out all tears from their eyes, and there will be no death, suffering, crying, or pain.”- Revelation 21:3,4.
    Many millions of people who have dead in the grave will return to life in earth. By means of God kingdom, Jehovah will soon end the suffering of each individual.
    (Matthew 6:9,10). If you would like to know more you can visit our website at http://www.jw.org .

  17. mary
    October 22, 2018 6:14 am

    One of the greatest young man I ever knew. I am blessed to have watched him grow up😢😢😢 He is now your guardian angel😇😇😇😇

  18. Victoria Warner
    November 6, 2018 4:44 pm

    This loss in our family has deeply affected us , my sweet little Brodie was what I called him, he said Nana I will always be your little Brodie. Words can not be found to say how much we miss him . I know my thoughts are with my daughter and my son-in-law that is like my son. The pain is so heavy, I can’t stop crying I will never forget his sweet face and him almost running down my steps to say hi and he always said I love you Nana, and a big hug.

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