Jimmie Charles Wilkerson Sr., 81, of China Grove, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Jimmie was born on April 1, 1938 in Rowan County to the late Charles William Wilkerson and Mildred Jane Reeves Wilkerson. In 1958, he married his beloved wife Martha Faye Rogers Wilkerson. After 59 years of marriage, she passed away on March 23, 2017.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Wilkerson, and sister, Mary Lambert.
Jimmie was a veteran of the US Navy. He owned and operated a Heating and Air Conditioning business for 45 years before retiring in 2000. He enjoyed living at Charlotte and Sunset Beach with his wife before returning to China Grove. He was a member of Bethpage United Methodist Church.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Jimmie Charles Wilkerson Jr. (Pam); daughter, Jeanette W. Splawn (Kenny); four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Whitley’s Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will immediately follow the service at Bethpage United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Crown, 227A Main St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.
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