1908-1981
Big Chief Bacon

April 27, 1908, Talihina, Oklahoma.

October 9, 1981, Talihina, Oklahoma.

Old Talihina Cemetery, Talihina, Oklahoma.

Of Choctaw Indian heritage, Wilkin is sometimes confused with Osage Chief Bacon Rind. Wilkin was baptized in 1937 at Sherman, Texas, by Burton Coffman. He sang baritone in the Lone Star Quartet, a Gospel group that performed on radio station KWFT in Wichita Falls, Texas, and later on station WPTF in Raleigh, North Carolina. By 1945, Bacon had moved into ministry, preaching in Arlington, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Corsicana and Dallas, Texas; and Duncan and Talihina, Oklahoma.

  1. Can He Depend on You?
  2. He’s Looking for Someone Like You
  3. I Am Happy with Him Now
  4. Just Above the Shadows
  5. Sweetest Consolation, The