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.
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