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Charlie "Buddy" Wilkes

May 2, 1942 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 78)


Charlie "Buddy" Wilkes, 78, husband of Peggy Matthews Wilkes, died Thursday, September 3, 2020, McNair Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lake City.

Mr. Wilkes was born on May 2, 1942 in Florence County, son of the late Freeland Wilkes and Annie Mae Lynch Wilkes. Mr. Wilkes was a retired farmer and steel worker, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Matthews Wilkes of Coward; sons, Shawn Wilkes, Kevin (Jessie Eaddy) Wilkes and Jason (April) Wilkes, all of Coward; grandchildren, Chelsey, Jayden, Michael, Robert, Josh, Blakelyn and soon to arrive, Nora Grace; siblings, Melva Wilkes Norwood, Shelby Jean Pate, Mary Lee Feagin, Dianne (Ted) Coleman, Shirley Thornhill, Pete (Alleyne) Wilkes and Susie Dease.

Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by 2 infant sons, Charles Timothy Wilkes and James Randy Wilkes; and a brother, Darvin Wilkes.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Carolina Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Matthews Cemetery, Coward. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Dr. Ronald E. McNair Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Memorials may be made to Dr. Ronald E. McNair Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 56 Genesis Drive, Lake City, SC 29560.

Due to COVID-19 please practice social distancing and wear a mask during visitation and funeral service.

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September 6, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Funeral Service
September 6, 2020

2:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home Chapel
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

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