Jerry Wayne Wilkes Jr.

Jerry Wayne Wilkes Jr., age 48, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Wayne was born in Moore County on May 17, 1972 to Jerry Wayne Wilkes Sr. and Janice McCaskill Wilkes Wooten. He worked at Biscoe Foundry and was a member of Macedonia Presbyterian Church. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and farming.

He is survived by his wife, Tonya Dunn Wilkes of the home; daughter, Katie Grace Wilkes of the home; mother, Janice McCaskill Wooten (Wayne) of Biscoe; father, Jerry W. Wilkes Sr. (Mildred) of Biscoe; sisters, Renee Bingham (Ken) of Norwood and Tammy Allred of Robbins; and brother, Allan Wooten of Troy.

There was a public viewing from 1–5 p.m., Friday, January 8, at Phillips Funeral Home.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 9, at Macedonia Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Beth Olker and the Rev. Matthew Baker officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 340, Candor, NC 27229.

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The Wilkes family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.