Samuel “Sam” Monroe Wike, age 88 of Taylorsville passed away on Saturday, July 24 after a long period of declining health. Sam was born on August 19, 1932, to the late Poly Crouse and Mary Elizabeth Deal Wike in Alexander County. Sam was a Supply Room supervisor in the textile industry for many years up to his retirement. Sam was a member of Mt. olive Baptist Church, where he enjoyed participating in all the church activities and anything that was going on at the church. Sam enjoyed traveling, going to Gatlinburg, Tn. But most of all he loved his family and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Russell Wike, a sister, Annette Fisher, five brothers, Harold Wike, Jr. Wike, R.D. Wike, Clyde Wike, and Jack Wike.
Those left to cherish and celebrate the memories of Mr. Wike include his daughter Donna Elder (Randy), sister, Jeanette Austin, brother, Billy Wike, two grandchildren, Cory Elder (Kacey), Brianna Elder, two great-grandchildren, Ty Sain and Corbin Elder, along with a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Wike’s body will lie -in-state at Alexander Funeral Service for the public to pay their respect on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The visitation with the Wike family will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 28, 221 from 2:30 pm until 3:15 pm with the funeral service following at 3:30 pm.
Rev. Monte Mathis and Rev. Nathaniel Austin will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ty Sain, Ben Garner, Mike Chapman, Steve Childers, Mike Rogers, and Jimmy Dupis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 210 Mt. Olive Church Road, Taylorsville NC 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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