Douglas P. Wilkes
Under the wings of angels, the beloved husband, brother and uncle, Douglas P. Wilkes, went beyond this earth and on through the stars to be in the arms of his mother, Ina Mae Wilkes.
Douglas was born on December 12, 1942, in Scotland County, N.C., to the late Dillie Port Wilkes and Ina Mae Cook Wilkes, and was raised in Aberdeen. He was a veteran of his country and served in the United States Marine Corps.
Douglas had many friends and all who crossed paths with him would result in a friendship for life. He was fun loving and was loved by all who knew him. Douglas was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed spending time in a special building that he built for he and his friends to gather and watch the races.
After his military service, he was an electrician, and he also could be found helping his mother at her Aberdeen restaurant, Ina’s Café, which was on South Street in Aberdeen.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years whom he married in November 1974, JoAnne Wilkes. He is also survived by a sister, Catherine Wilkes Williams and husband, James V., of Southern Pines; a brother, Thomas Wilkes and wife, Louise, of Groton, Conn. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews who looked to Douglas like a second father, Tammy D. Williams, of Southern Pines, James Vernon Williams II and wife, Amy, of Charlotte, and Cheryl Williams and husband, Dave, of Crumpler, N.C.; great-nieces, Maegan Caliri and Alexis and Avery Williams; a great-nephew, Jonah Caliri.
He is also survived by his father-in-law, C.W. Platt, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two brothers-in-law, W. Richard Platt and wife, Brenda, of Madison, N.C., and Billy Wayne Platt of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A visitation will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Boles Funeral Home Chapel in Southern Pines with the Rev. Archie Stevens officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.