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Walter Franklin Wilkes

December 22, 2019

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 Walter F. Wilkes, 83, of Lynchburg, went to be with The Lord on December 22, 2019. He was born December 7, 1936, in Pittsylvania County, Va. to the late Grace Clark English Wilkes and the late Victor Lawerence Wilkes. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters and his son Terry Franklin Wilkes.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucy Dalton Wilkes. He is also survived by his daughter Lisa Wilkes Lewis, her husband Matt Lewis and his four grandchildren Matthew, Leighton, Carter and AnnaGrace Lewis.

Walter’s happiest moments were spent with his wife and daughter’s family whom he loved very much. Walter was an avid NASCAR fan. Walter was a kind, generous man who will be missed by all who loved him.

There will be a graveside service for family and friends to attend on Friday, December 27th at 2 p.m. at the Altavista Memorial Park, 642 Wards Road, Altavista, Va. The family would like to extend sincerest thanks to Dr. MacNeill and the wonderful, compassionate staff and nurses in the 4th Floor Oncology Unit, for the care of Walter at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory of Lynchburg is assisting the family.

 





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