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Mr. Derrill Wilkes

Mr. Derrill Wilkes, age 69, of Soperton, died on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Regency Hospital in Macon. Mr. Wilkes was born in Laurens County and grew up in Treutlen County. He was a truck driver for approximately twenty years. He attended Johnson Chapel Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Wilkes and Christine Beasley Wilkes, and his pet rescue dog, Buddy. Survivors include 1 daughter, Lesley Erin Wilkes, Beaufort, SC; his siblings, Dott Wilkes Graham (Randy), Dublin, Darvin Wilkes (Carol) Soperton, Dianne Wilkes Garrett, Warner Robins; 2 grandchildren, Hannah Fennell and Joey Olson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., in the Williams Chapel of Sammons Funeral Home, with Pastor James Salter officiating. Interment followed in the Heath Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andy Johnson, Kent Foskey, Dalton Foskey, Cameron Dover, Wayne Hooks and Matthew Phillips. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Sammons Funeral Home in Soperton was in charge of arrangements.

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