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Barry D Wilkes

March 6, 1964 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Barry Wilkes Obituary

Barry Wilkes

March 6, 1964 ~ February 2, 2024

59 Years Old

Barry was born to the late John Albert and Bobbie Jean Wilkes March 6, 1964 in Memphis, TN.

His funeral service was held on Saturay February 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Simon Chapel MB Church-Whiteville with Bishop Andre T. Beaty in charge.  Burial was in the Melrose Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.

He attended Memphis, Shelby County school system until his parents relocated to Yonkers, NY where he graduated from Yonkers High School.

Barry was the oldest born to this union. While in NY, he was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church along with the rest of his family under the leadership of Rev. Upshaw. Barry was employed at St. Joseph Hospital where he worked in the emergency room while living in New York.

Barry relocated to Tennessee when his mother became ill to help care for her and he did until he became ill himself. Diabetes and Heart disease robbed him of his health. While here in Whiteville, Barry united with Simon Chapel MB Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Jeffrey Dale Bledsoe along with the rest of his family, the late John Albert and Bobbie Wilkes, his brother and sister until he no longer was physically able to. Barry’s infectious smile and vibrant spirit affected everyone who came in contact with him. He had a very unique voice, he would pronounce every syllable in your name. His northern accent was very unique. He loves his family and his dogs.

Barry leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Barry Wilkes Jr. of Yonkers NY; two daughters, Julian Wilkes of Yonkers, NY and Tyonna Wilkes of Peeksville, NY; two devoted sisters, Teresa Green (Conell) of Bolivar, TN and Jennifer Davis of Peeksville, NY; two brothers, John Albert Wilkes, Jr. of Tuscumbia, AL and Michael Wilkes (Sherry) of Warrenton, VA; one adopted sister, Donna Darden of Yonkers, NY; three step sisters, Shelia Hollman (Dan) of Valdesta, GA, Christine Wilkes of Knoxville, TN and Janet Neal of Atlanta, GA; six aunts, Ocie Holmes (James), Delois Dotson, Gertrude Gibbs, Nadean Mathis (Thomas), Rosemary Conner (Terry), and Mother Odessa Wilkes all of Whiteville, TN. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends who all helped with his care as much as he allowed. We all will truly miss him.

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Public Viewing
February 9, 2024

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, TN 38008

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

1:00 PM
Simon Chapel MB Church
730 East Main Street
Whiteville, TN 38075


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