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William Wilkey

William Wilkey, 89, of Dillsboro NC, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday January 8, 2022. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Myrtle (Elders) Wilkey.

William was a member of Dicks Creek Baptist Church. He had a passion and talent for playing the guitar, mandolin, bass, and fiddle. He enjoyed bluegrass, gospel groups, and old country music. He was an avid camper and fox hunter.

He is survived by his children, Debbie (Bill) Stepp, Teresa (Lowell) Rhoads, Gary Wilkey; sister, Annie Mae Brown; four grandchildren, Misty (Kevin) Cope, Melissa (Steve) Pressley, Mica Wilkey, Marissa Early; four great grandchildren, Madison (Kevin) Vernon, ,Miranda Cope, Maddox and Mayson Early; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Irene; and brother-in-law, Howard Brown.

A private Funeral Service for the family will be held Tuesday January 11, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in William's memory to: The Franklin Cemetery Fund, c/o Long Branch Baptist Church P.O. Box 162, Dillsboro, NC 28725.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva NC.

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A candle was lit in memory of William Wilkey

Norma Cunningham Jan 13 2022 12:28 AM

Many thoughts and prayers for the family during this time.

Sandy Taylor Harris Jan 12 2022 5:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Wilkey

My prayers are for his loving family Jan 11 2022 12:16 PM

At peace and with his beloved wife.

Kristie Loyer Jan 10 2022 5:33 PM

Dear Family,
William was such a kind gentle Christian man. He was highly respected and we will all miss him. May God comfort you as you remember and honor his life.
Love in Christ,
Pauline and Lewis Beck

Pauline S. Beck Jan 10 2022 4:34 PM

Sorry for your loss. My God comfort you Debbie and your family. Your in my prayers

Betty Albritton Jan 10 2022 1:07 PM

We are so sorry for your loss sending prayers of comforr

Henry &Brenda Jones Jan 10 2022 11:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Wilkey

Buddy & Irene Brooks Jan 10 2022 9:37 AM

Teresa, Prayers for comfort for you and your family.

PAM MIDDLETON Jan 10 2022 7:32 AM

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Sandra Bunn Jan 9 2022 9:56 PM

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