JEFFERSON - Henley Broughton Wilkes, 73, entered into rest Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
Mr. Wilkes was born in Jefferson, the son of the late Worth and Mattie Jackson Wilkes. He was a lifelong member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, a retired veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam Conflict, and was retired from the U.S. Post Office after 37 years of service. Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by three sisters, Laconia Wilkes, Thelma Nabors, and Frances Glenn; and a brother J.T. Wilkes.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Hart Venable Wilkes, Jefferson; step daughter, Sandy Cooper and her husband, Dwight, Jefferson; step son, John Wayne Venable, Jefferson; daughter, Shannon Wheeler and her husband, Bryan, Jefferson; son, Jamey Wilkes and his wife, Debra, Toccoa; sisters, Carolyn Evans and Connie Hemphill, Jefferson; and brother, Luther Wilkes, Jefferson; grandchildren, Steven Cooper, Cindy Cooper, Claire Wheeler and Parker Wilkes.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, at the Bethany United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mike McLemore and Dugar Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The following gentlemen will be honored as pallbearers, Brian Evans, Gary Glenn, Darren Glenn, Andy Wilkes, Stan Evans and Grant Evans. The Albert Gordon Post of the American Legion will be honored as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 14, at the funeral home and also on Friday prior to the funeral service.
Flowers are optional with memorials made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4659 Brockton Rd., Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.