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Bruce Wilkie

Garner, NC: Mr. Bruce Ray Wilkie, age 74, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020.  A Private Graveside Service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Benson.  Pastor Lee Smith will officiate. A Celebration of Life will be held in the coming months for everyone to attend. Mr. Wilkie was born on April 12, 1946 in Chatham County to the late Harold Broughton and Louise Bunn Wilkie. He was a 1969 graduate of UNC Wesleyan College and retired from Nationwide Insurance Company with 43 years of service.  Mr. Wilkie was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he was a deacon, enjoyed the Baptist Men's Group and going on mission trips.  He also loved to travel, was a Nascar race fan, loved soccer and would often be found on the field officiating a match.               Surviving include his wife of 49 years, Pam Young Wilkie, children, Brent Wilkie of Garner, Troy Wilkie and wife, Bethann of Grifton, grandchildren, Jackson Wilkie and Nora Wilkie, sister, Linda Langley of Greenville; several nieces and nephews and many friends.             Mr. Wilkie will be available for you to view and sign the register book from 12:00PM-5:00PM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at  Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC. The family will not be present during this time.             The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and acts of kindness.             In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be sent to Graffiti 2 Community Ministries, PO Box 541559, Bronx, NY 10454 where Bruce served on several mission trips.               In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering.                 Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC .

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So sorry to hear of Bruces passing. He was a great person and was one of the best folks to be around when I worked for Bruce in the Gainesville Regional office back in the late 80s. His passion for Gators Basketball was like no other. Go Gators!He will be missed. Thoughts & prayers to the family.Mike & Debbie Olwell

Michael Olwell Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear about Bruce. He was such a kind, considerate man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Cathie and Eddie Wall

cathie wall Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Bruce as being so kind and so funny. He and Pam were so much help to Mother after Elwood's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pam and the family.

Cathie and Eddie Wall Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Bruce at Nationwide for many years. He was kind, supportive, caring, funny and genuine. My sincerest condolences to the family. He will be missed.

Lori Finch Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you - Cousin Casey. James and Cole

Casey Weibust Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

I first met Bruce when he and Pam traveled with my husband and I in Sue B's travel club. Through the years he and Pam became dear friends. We enjoyed several cruises together, nascar races, and mt. trips. He was a special person. Bruce was so loved and a perfect companion to Pam. RIP my friend.

Mary Maidon Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

The world will not be the same without Bruce. He was one of a kind. An honorable, kindhearted human. Our heart goes out to you and your family.

Monica & Jon Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Pam and family, I am shocked and saddened to read of Bruce's passing. Please accept my sympathy. God bless you all.

Julie Hopper Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Wilkie

Butch & Deborah Turner Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Wilkie

Ronda Burgess Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

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