Justin Lee Wilkerson, 40, a long-time resident of Gunnison, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, June 22, at his home in Montrose. Justin was born on March 2, 1978, in Scott City, Kan. He was fond of his family and friends. He loved music, performing with his band and reading. Justin is survived by his daughter Jayde Wilkerson and his son Brayden Wilkerson of Gunnison; a sister, Stephanie Shrieves (Shannon) of Gunnison; his father, Tom Wilkerson of Missouri, his stepfather, Mitch Pecaric; his grandparents, Eugene and Billie Biel, Leoti, Kan. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly. Justin was predeceased by his mother, Tina Swift. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 12-2 p.m. at Fred Field Building (Rubber Room). Inurnment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marienthal, Kan. at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crippen Funeral Home, Montrose, Colo., and Price and Sons Funeral Home, Leoti, Kan.