Finley Fawcett Wilkinson, a former state legislator and past president of the Utah Automotive Dealers Association, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1989, in Bountiful.
Mr. Wilkinson was active in public service for many years, serving as president of the Oak Ridge Country Club and on the Bountiful City Council for four years before being elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1957. In his early political career, he stood strong against tax increases and for better legislation regarding mosquito control.He launched his post-World War II automotive career by purchasing half interest in a Hudson automobile agency in Bountiful. His business grew, and Mr. Wilkinson owned and operated Wilkinson Buick and GMC for 35 years. He also was co-owner of Utah Wool Preserving in Woods Cross until his retirement in 1986.
Mr. Wilkinson was born July 17, 1917, in Hurricane, to Harold Herbert and Luella Fawcett Wilkinson. He married Virginia Wilson, but later was divorced. He married Doris W. Barnard.
He served in the Pacific in World War II.
Funeral services will be Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call an hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Sunset Lawn Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer Association or Muscular Dystrophy Association.