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 .