Jonas “Jonie” Parks Wike age 99, of Taylorsville, passed away after a period of declining health August 5, 2023, at Trinity Village in Catawba County. Jonie was born in Alexander County June 10, 1924, to the late Vermon C. and Lola Kerley Wike. During his working career he worked at Lewittes as a supervisor and was a farmer as his greatest hobby. Mr. Wike was a lifelong and the oldest living member at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and treasurer at one point. Jonie enjoyed ford vehicles and NASCAR, but most of all he cherished his time with his family.
Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Clara Ann Bumgarner Wike, two brothers, three sisters, and a daughter in law.
Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Dennis Wike (Pat) and Ronnie Wike, two daughters, Vikki Motley (Ernie) and Sandi Wike, six grandchildren; Traci, Ryan, Casey, Christie Wike, Cole, and Steven Motley, nine great grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
The visitation for Mr. Wike will be held Sunday August 6, 2023, at Alexander Funeral Service from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The funeral service will be held Monday August 7, 2023, at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church at 3:00 pm. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. Rev. James Smith, Rev. Bill Orren, and Rev. Stuart White will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mt. Hebron Baptist Church at 862 Silas Deal Rd Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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