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Appalachian Funeral Services
Saturday February 6th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Appalachian Funeral Services
Saturday February 6th, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am

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Graveside Service

Love's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Saturday February 6th, 2021
12:00pm - 12:30pm

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James Rufus Wikle

James Rufus Wikle, age 57 of Sylva NC, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021.   He was born on February 12, 1963, in Jackson County, to Harold Dean and Margaret Ann (Henson) Wikle.

Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending his time fishing, horseback riding, and motorcycles.

He will be dearly missed by his loving companion, Sonya Kotila; son, Justin (Amber) Wikle; grandchildren, Cole, Kayden, Jacob; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father. 

The family will receive friends from 10:00AM-11:00AM, Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva, with a Funeral Service at 11:00AM.  Reverend David Reeves, officiating.  Interment will follow at Love Chapel Cemetery, Sylva.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Appalachian Funeral Services to assist with funeral expenses.


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A candle was lit in memory of James Wikle

John Bennett Jul 25 2022 10:36 PM

I really wish I could have seen you one more time Jimmy. I will miss you so much, now where am I going to go when I come to Sylva, me and you always did something together when I was in town. You were more than one of my first cousins, you were one of my first friends! You are in a whole lot of my childhood memories, and I will never forget you! Now go hop on your brand new Harley you've got up there and ride it to your stables where your horses are waiting for you to take care of them. Tell cousin Lynn and Red that I love and miss them! Until we meet again my cousin and friend, take 'em easy!

Beth Anthony Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Wikle

Beth Anthony Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

The Bradley family is so terribly sorry to hear about Jimmy, especially Amanda. They were like brother and sister and played together since they were babies. Jimmy was such an asset to the wonderful group of children growing up in our neighborhood. It was a nice place to grow up.We will miss Jimmy's family memories and send our love and prayers to them. We are so sorry Ray and I can't be at the funeral but our thoughts and prayers will be there.

Joanne, Ray, Amanda and the Bradley family Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

Jimmy has been a long time friend and extended family member for years. He always greeted you with a smile, kindness and a friendly conversation. He will be dearly missed. Our sympathy and prayers go out his family and all who love him. Paul,Danelle, PJ and Derrick Sitton

The Sitton Family Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Wikle

The Sitton Family Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for his mom and family

Shirley Ensley Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Wikle

Shirley Ensley Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

I will miss your visits at the flea market.

Gloria Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Wikle

Gloria Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

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