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Robert Colton Wilks, 26
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017

Robert Colton Wilks, 26, of Carthage passed away on September 30, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri after succumbing to a sudden illness. His final hours were spent surrounded by loved ones. Colton was born August 1, 1991 to David and Sandra Wilks in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Colton moved to Carthage as a child, where he spent much of his adolescent time attending Carthage Public Schools; he established many lifelong friendships. He moved to Marion, Iowa in 2005, where he attended grades eight through 10. During that time he found his love of football, playing lineman for the Marion Indians. Colton moved to Dodge City, Kansas in 2007 where he attended Dodge City High School and continued his high school football career as #66, as a lineman for the Dodge City Red Demons, graduating with the Class of 2010. He then went on to attend the Tulsa Welding School and graduated in 2011.

 Colton was a loving son, brother, and devoted uncle to his niece, Kenzy Spurgeon. He was a quiet-mannered man, with his gentle smile and respectful ways. He will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him.

Colton is survived by his mother, Sandra Wilks of Carthage; his father and step-mother, David and Venancia Wilks of Rogers, Arkansas; his beloved sister, Delana Larrabee; and niece, Kenzy Spurgeon of Carthage. He also leaves behind his maternal grandmother, Jane Larrabee of Leach, Oklahoma; his paternal grandparents, Brenda Stark of Carthage and Bob and Carolyn Wilks of Decatur, Arkansas; his paternal great-grandmother, Nadine King of Gentry, Arkansas; eight uncles, Tim Tucker, Scott Larrabee, Charles Leach Jr, Brian Larrabee, Daniel Wilks, and Daryl Cude, Jerry Beck, and Joe Beck; four aunts, Teresa Stark, Traci Willis, Trudi Loy, and Tammy Beck; along with many cousins and a host of friends.

Services were held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Ulmer Funeral Home. The Pallbearers were Trevor Otterstein, Anthony Bayless, Trey Leach III, Devron Moore, Tommy Stark, Dalton Cossey, Caleb Fierro, and Jimmy Slates. Honorary Pallbearers were James Qualls, Chad Qualls, Tim Tucker, Teddy Stark and Scott Larrabee.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
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