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9/27/2020 6:15:00 PM
Norman Parks Wilkie Sr.
October 28, 1938 - September 25, 2020

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Norman Parks Wilkie Sr., 81, of Claremont passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.

He was born October 28, 1938 in Burke County to the late Leonard Parks Wilkie and Bertha Elizabeth Wilkie. Norman was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Hiddenite. He loved deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Wilkie; son, Norman P. Wilkie Jr.; sister, Shelby Jean Stillwell; brothers-in-law, Champ Stillwell, Eddie Killgore and Ernest Hinson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years Nancy Hedrick Wilkie of the home; daughter Terri Wilkie of Vale; stepsons Terry Shook and wife Libby of Claremont, Gregory Shook and wife Tina of Claremont; sisters Sue Hinson of Hildebran, Tyma Ann Killgore of Hildebran; grandchildren Samantha, Kerri, Jonathan, Micah, Michael, Chris, Casey and Leanne; and nine great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Norman’s life will be on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service in Newton. Dr. Sam Vallini will officiate. Burial will follow at Henry River Baptist Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Bennett Funeral Service. Those serving as pallbearers are Michael Shook, Greg Shook, Bradley Tucker, Jonathan Wilkie, Micah Wilkie and Todd Bailey.

Memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, PO Box 294, Brookshire Farm Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636.

Condolences may be sent to the Wilkie family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Wilkie family.

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