Jerry Pilkington, 68, of Robbinsville, NC, went home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2021.
He was a native of Graham County and a graduate of Robbinsville, High School. He also served in the Armed Forces in Germany. Jerry lived a quiet, peaceful life. He loved being at home, watching sports or working in his yard. Jerry’s Christian faith was an important part of his life. He read his bible daily and was very knowledgeable.
Jerry was the son of the late Tom and Lois Pilkington of Robbinsville. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Webb Pilkington, a brother, Johnnie Pilkington, and a sister, June Massey.
He leaves behind a son, Michael Pilkington and girlfriend, Christy, of Belmont, NC; stepdaughters, Dana Ammons and Michelle Huggins; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Lowell Phillips of Robbinsville, NC; a brother, Kip Pilkington of Robbinsville, NC; and a brother-in-law, Leonard Massey of Robbinsville, NC. Jerry had a granddaughter, Makayla Nardone of Huntersville, NC and a great grandson, Holden. Jerry also leaves behind a long time, special friend, Gaye Prince and several special nieces and nephews. Thank you to his wonderful neighbors, Bill and Melinda Bailey, for always helping him in his yard when he wasn’t able.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Jenkins Cemetery. Reverends Daniel Stewart and Harold Beasley will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the NC National Guard Honor Guard, Eller Rogers American Legion Post 192 and Carringer Webster VFW Post 8635.
Due to the risk of exposure to COVID 19, face coverings and social distancing are required for those attending the graveside service.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pilkington family. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.
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