Raymond Moore Wilkes

Born in Castalian Springs, TN on August 29, 1928

Departed on June 28, 2014 and resided in Hendersonville, Tn

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Raymond Moore Wilkes, age 85 of Hendersonville, TN passed away on June 28, 2014. Raymond was born on August 29, 1928 to the late Durward and Ona Wilkes in Castalian Springs, TN, and he was raised in Madison, TN. Raymond graduated High School from Hendersonville High in May of 1948. Following Raymond’s graduation he was drafted to the U.S. Army, and served in the Korean War from 1950-1951. On August 17, 1953 Raymond married the love of his life Madge, they have been married for 61 years, and until his passing have never spent more than 24 hours apart. In 1964 Raymond built and moved into a home he designed for his love and family in Hendersonville, TN. He retired from Armstrong, formerly Gates Rubber & Tire. Mr. Wilkes enjoyed many things after his retirement, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his love, Madge and repairing and refinishing antique furniture. Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Madge Wilkes; 3 sons, David Wilkes, Dennis Wilkes, and Danny Wilkes (Melanie); grandchildren, David Janson Wilkes (Natalie) and Stephanie Wilkes McCollum (James) and 3 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Lugten, Chuck Johnson, Marty Ragland, Marty Ragland, Jr., A.D. Gibson and David Janson Wilkes. A visitation with the family will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 4-8PM and on Tuesday July 1, 2014 from 11-1PM. A life celebration ceremony will be conducted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 1PM at Hendersonville Funeral Home Chapel.

14 Comments to Raymond Moore Wilkes

  1. rebecca and bob vanderpool says:

    The family of Mr Raymond has our deepest sympathy at this time of loss. I worked at Citizens Bank on Cherokee and he always came in with a great smile. All the employees knew him by Mr Raymond looking forward to an update on what was happening in Hendersonville. A great friend. Our Love Rebecca and Bob Vanderpool

  2. Bobby and Leigh Ann Lugten says:

    RIP Raymond ~ we thought the world of you, you will be missed. Love from the Lugten’s

  3. Stephanie McCollum says:

    RIP Papa! I know you’re at peace now! We had several great years together that I will always remember and keep in my heart! Love u always Steph

  4. Tina Reigle says:

    Rest in Peace Uncle Raymond! You would have been so proud to have seen the love and support at your house Sat. afternoon. You will be missed greatly by all — especially by Mage, your sons, grandchildren and by brother, Parker Wilkes, sisters, MaryJo Gibson and Joyce Allen. I enjoyed listening to alot of fond memories from them Sat. afternoon.
    We all love you and will miss you!!

  5. Dr. Sullins and Dr. Greives & Satff says:

    To Madge and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember the first day Madge and Raymond came in to our office with their smiles and loving attitudes toward each other and others. May God give all of you peace and strength each day.

  6. Connie Allen, niece says:

    Thank you for being such a wonderful husband to sweet aunt Madge, a wonderful father and provider to David, Dennis, and Danny. You are an awesome uncle and leave a great legacy behind. Today I celebrate your life with your sisters, brother, children, grand children and cherished friends and loved ones. We will miss you, uncle Raymond. Love, your niece, Connie.

  7. Don and Elaine Dickerson says:

    Will be greatly missed.

  8. Jan Owens Anderton, great niece says:

    Dearest Aunt Madge,
    I always enjoyed coming to visit with you and seeing your beautiful home when Granny was living there. Uncle Raymond was always so upbeat. I can still hear his voice saying “Hi, Ronnie” when we walked in. He was always a little dirty as he was working on one antique piece of furniture or another. I wish we were able to be there with you. We love you and are praying for you.

  9. jeri Gibson says:

    Uncle Raymond you would have loved the turn out at the funeral home on friend cousins who hadn’t seen each other in year’s all the family and loved ones who come to say good bye for now your sisters and brother the last time all of under the same roof with you love and farewell for now

  10. Parker Wilkes says:

    Raymond, you were the best brother a person could ever hope for. We have had many good times together and I will miss our chats during football season talking about our favorite teams. I love you and will miss you. Parker

  11. mary jo gigson says:

    Raymond I loved you so much and will miss you but I know you are in heaven with mother and daddy. I am so glad you can rest now. I loved our get to gather in august every year. You would have loved seeing all your friends and you had a lot. I will miss you very much Mary Jo

  12. Larry Nale says:

    Mr. Wilkes all my memories of you are great, lots of older ones when David and I were kids riding Yamahas I remember you always to give us advice…RIP Mr. Wilkes

  13. Louis Oliver says:

    Mr. Wilkes was a furniture craftsman that granted his expertise to us on many occasions to repair furniture at Hazel Path Mansion. He will be missed for his kind assistance and gentle, accommodating ways.

  14. Tetsuo says:

    How is it that two of my favorite peolpe are friends and many states away!? Julie, and Psalm, you guys both look outstanding! Nice work on both of your sides. I saw your pics, Julie, on Psalm’s website and I was stunned too I hope you are well and I hope I can see you soon!t.

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