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Obituary for M. Keith "Corky' Wilkinson

Marion Keith Wilkinson, commonly known as Corky, Dad or Popples, 64, of 119 Aaron Drive in Boiling Springs, NC. Corky entered the gates of Heaven at home surrounded by his family on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Born in Lincoln County, NC, on February 3, 1958, Corky was the son of late Marion Coyte Wilkinson and late Dean Hollifield Wilkinson. He retired as a Certified Dental Technician and was co-founder of Tar Heel Dental Prosthetics in Shelby, NC. He was a member of New Beginnings Church in Fallston, NC. He was currently employed by Cleveland County Family YMCA as a property maintenance specialist and was an avid outdoorsman with a love for music and gardening and was the drummer in his Church’s praise band.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eric Wilkinson of Shelby, NC.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Grigg Wilkinson of Boiling Springs, NC; eldest son, Clayton Wilkinson and wife, Deborah Knupp Wilkinson, along with their two children, Easton and Harper Wilkinson of Boiling Springs, NC; youngest son, Master Sergeant Zachary Wilkinson, United States Air Force stationed in Seoul, Republic of Korea; nephew, Adam Wilkinson of Shelby, NC; niece, Courtney Wilkinson of Charlotte, NC; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dayne and Dot Jones Grigg of Shelby, NC; sister-in-law, Kim Sneed Haig and wife, Sheryl Haig, along with their three sons, Ian, Nate, and Ollie; and niece Abby Sando (daughter of Kim Sneed Haig) and husband, Daryl Sando of Shelby, NC.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC. At other times, the family will be at the home of Kathy Wilkinson, 119 Aaron Drive, Shelby, NC 28152.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 4:00 PM in New Beginnings Church with the Revs Dr. John Ware and John “JJ” Justice officiating.

The burial will follow the service in the Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Fallston, NC, officiated by Reverend Carroll Page.

Memorials may be made to the United Services Organization -

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.