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Linwood Earl Wilkes

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PORTLAND- Linwood E. Wilkes, 77, passed at the Portland VA Hospital,
Oregon on January 10, 2021. He was born on July 26, 1943 in Snow Hill, North
Carolina, the son of Leon and Pennie Ruth (Moye) Wilkes.
Linwood graduated from Greene County Training School in 1961. He
honorably served in the military from 1964-1984. He fought in Vietnam and
earned the rank of Sargent First Class, and a Purple Heart. He continued to serve
the military as a Civil Servant for the Coast Guard in Seattle, WA.
Linwood married Young Byun on August 5, 1978 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
They recently celebrated 42 years together.
Linwood was fond of fishing and loved to spend time talking with his cousins
and other family members. After retiring, Linwood developed a great skill for
wood carving. He spent much of his time crafting canes and other carvings to
donate to people in need. Travelling also gave Linwood great pleasure. Linwood
and Young recently moved to Vancouver, WA to be close to family. He loved his
family very much. He never missed a family reunion and was always the one who
came the farthest away. He was a family man who loved his roots.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his three sisters, Jessie Belle
Hall, Bettie Pearl Teague, and Doris Marie Wilkes.
He is survived by his wife Young; his son Jeffrey Mark Wilkes (Amanda); two
granddaughters, Bailey Ruth and Samantha Su; sons, Linwood Earl Wilkes Jr.
Wilson, NC, Antonio Dontel Hall (MyungJa), Upper Marlboro, Maryland and
Charles Artis (Tameko) Greenville, NC , one daughter Felecia Wilkes Curry
(Bobby), Raleigh, NC, his nephew Marlowe Gilmore (Beth, Marlowe Jr.), Kent,
WA ; his niece Wanda Edwards (Saint Paul, Little Paul, Jenny, Shannon Farmville,
NC ), 14 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren, 2 nieces, and 4 nephews and
many cousins.

Local arrangements are incomplete by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home.


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A candle was lit in memory of Linwood Wilkes

Ada Faye Woods Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linwood Wilkes

Marylene Dunn Vines Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

To The Family of Linwood Wilkes: I was sadden to hear of the passing of Linwood (Bro). I have known him for many years and he will truly be missed. Whenever our paths would cross; we would go down memory lane to include the days at GCTS, Snow Hill. Continue to trust God to bring you through these difficult times and know that His Grace is sufficient at all times. May God Bless each of you in a Mighty Way, 'time without end'. Dr. Thomas Hines and The Hines Family.

Dr. Thomas Hines, PhD. Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family.
I,ve known Bro since I was in grade school, he was always a kind and fun loving person.
He will truly be missed.

Ann Atkinson May

Ann May Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM