Herby “Herb” Edward Wilkerson, 84, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Herb was born in Alexander County on January 7, 1936, to the late Florence Wilkerson.

Herb attended Hiddenite School and he was a retired furniture finisher. He was a long-time member of Truevine Worship Center. On March 19, 1966, Herb married Sylvia Mayberry Wilkerson and together they shared 51 years of marriage until her passing on December 15, 2017.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Lane, and daughter-in-law Lisa Wilkerson.

Herb is survived by sons, Johnny Lee Wilkerson and Herby (Eddie) Wilkerson Jr., and daughters, Tammy Lambert (Tony) and Dorothy Kay Wilkerson; along with 10 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joshua Bunton officiating. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends for one hour prior to the service. The service will be live streamed from the Nicholson Funeral Home website.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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