2018-04-12 / Obituaries

Robert F. Wilkes

ROBERT F. WILKES ROBERT F. WILKES Mr. Robert F. “Chigger” Wilkes, 84, of Elam Heights, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Goshen Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Wilkes, son of the late William F. and Annie Viola Wright Wilkes, was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County. He was a 1951 graduate of Lincolnton High School, served in the US Army and was em­ployed by Georgia DOT for over 17 years. Afterwards, he held the office of Lincoln County Surveyor from 1981 until present. He was a member of Goshen Baptist Church and an avid Georgia Bulldog and Lincoln County Red Devil football fan. Also, he was known to shoot a pretty good game of pool from time to time.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Archer Wilkes; sister, Caro­lyn Elizabeth Ryder; and brother, Billy Wilkes.

He is survived by his daughters, Connie Lynn Wilkes of Lincolnton, Brenda Leigh Wilkes and fiancé, Shawn Westphal, Teresa Moroney and husband, Brian of Oxford, Georgia; sons, Jimmy Wilkes and wife, Lucia of McCormick, S.C.; Sammy Wilkes and wife, Jackie of Atlanta; sisters, Shirley W. May of Thomson and Virginia W. Beasley of Augusta; and six grandchildren.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, was in charge of arrangements.

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