Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born October 7, 1940 in Pickens County to the late Garnie and Clifford Wilkie, he had lived in Dawson County for over 50 years. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Wendell was involved in several business adventures. He was a very devoted Christian and was a member of Juno Baptist Church. Wendell was also preceded in death by his sister, Ramona Wilkie, and a brother, Neil Wilkie.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Bernice Wilkie, Dawsonville; sons and daughters in law, Brian and Mary Ann Wilkie, Winder, Preston and Misty Wilkie, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Eli, Sadie, Adley, Michal, Chloe, Achan; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday April 21, 2017 at 2 o’clock at Juno Baptist Church with the remains placed in state at 1 o’clock. Rev. Brody Hughes, Rev. Tim Biddy, Rev. Dennis Bottoms and Rev. Tommy Weldy will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Juno Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.