Stephen Wilkerson, 54, died this weekend in Macon, GA. He was found by police Saturday night, November 5th in his apartment. The coroner stated Steve died of a heart attack.
Derek Brown, 41 NBC General Manager, said in a statement: "It is a sad day for everyone here at 41 NBC. Steve was an incredible sales manager and friend. I can't express adequately his contribution to this TV station and all other stations he has worked for. His passion, work ethic, drive, personality and success made him known, not only in Macon, but within the TV industry. More importantly, Steve was a great friend that will be sorely missed. He was a large part of the 41 NBC family and his presence will be greatly missed by all of us. I feel as though I have lost a brother today. I will miss him everyday and think of him every time I tee it up"
Steve's extensive career started at WKYT in Lexington, KY. He was a Local Sales Manager at WHTM in Harrisburg before going to Viacom at WLFL in Raleigh and WFBS in Miami. Steve then became General Sales Manager at WTOG in Tampa and KPIX in San Francisco. He was also GSM at WATL in Atlanta, KDVR in Denver and KSEE in Fresno.
Steve moved to Macon in March of 2010 and joined the 41 NBC family. His passion for the job and the industry were second to none. He loved what he did and did it with a touch of class.
He at least got to go see his beloved St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series, in person, before he passed. We will miss you Steve Wilkerson....you will never be forgotten.
Visitation will be at the Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, KY from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, November 9.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 10 at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Hickman City Cemetery.