LAMAR -- George Tillman Wilkes, 57, of Lamar died on Friday, June 7, 2019.Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3 PM at Christian Pathway Fellowship Church. Burial will follow at Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington.George was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Tillman Edwin and Viola Morrell Wilkes. George worked for the Nuclear Plant in Hartsville and also with Darlington County EMS. He later became employed with the Darlington County Sheriffs Office, where he served as lieutenant over the Narcotics Division. He later served as the School Resource Officer for Lamar High School. After retiring from the Sheriffs Department, he served as the Chief of Lamar Police Department. One of his true passions, was coaching softball. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Gardener Wilkes; his daughters, Amy (Chris) Bullard, Carey Andrews, Emily (David) Jones and Jessica Wilkes; his son, TJ Wilkes; his brothers, Owen (Ann) Wilkes, Dale (Tammy) Wilkes and Wendall "Wink" (Mary Ann) Wilkes; and grandchildren, Zachary (Morgan), Noah and Mallory Bullard, Amsley and Lawson Andrews and Jackson and Mason Jones, and many nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Viola Wilkes; son, Jamie Andrews; and nephew, Clint "Dusty" Wilkes.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Pathway Fellowship Church, PO Box 757, Lamar, SC 29069.
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