Clarence M. Wilkie

August 1, 1929 - September 10, 2011
Clarence M. Wilkie

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Clarence Marvin Wilkie, 82, of Fletcher, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2011, at John F. Keever Solace Center.

A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Grover C. Wilkie and Jennie Dockins Wilkie. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Katherine Ruth, Margaret Youngblood, Madge Sigman, and Violet Wood, and brothers, Grady Wilkie and Claude Wilkie.

He was a retired veteran, having served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Japan, Athens, Greece and Turkey. After retiring from the service, he was employed by Steel Case and was a member of Oak Forest Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Chloe R. Wilkie of Fletcher; daughter, Linda Bradley and husband, Jeff, of Arden; sisters, Edith Reed of Hooperís Creek and Doris Baldwin of Hendersonville; brother, Carroll Wilkie of Rock Hill, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Oak Forest Baptist Church with Pastor Matthew Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John F. Keever Solace Center, PO Box 5779, Asheville, NC 28813, or to Oak Forest Baptist Church Building Fund, 484 Jackson Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011
12:00 AM

Oak Forest Baptist Church - Directions
484 Jackson Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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  • September 13, 2011
    gingerwilkierhodes& boots rhodes says:
    Smokey I am so so so sorry I just loved your dad to pices if we can do anything just let me know ginger

  • September 13, 2011
    wilma ponder says:
    we enjoyed working with you at steelcase for so many years.

  • September 13, 2011
    jean thompson says:
    ever day was a fun day at steelcase working with you .

  • September 13, 2011
    Deborah Bishop says:
    To Clarence's family we are so very sorry to hear of Clarence passing. Clarence was a one of a kind very sweet and likeable we will miss him greatly Love to the family Claudia McMinn and Deborah Bishop

  • September 13, 2011
    Arch Smith says:
    I am deeply saddened to learn of Clarence's passing. I worked with him at Steelcase and he was one of the first people to make me feel right at home. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always shared his great sayings many of which I still repeat today. I will miss not running into him in the grocery store and enjoying a few minutes of his company. We pray for your family in your time of loss. Arch Smith