Gilfoil, Wanda Wilkinson (Cleveland)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wanda Wilkinson Gilfoil, 66, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at her home. 

She was the office manager at Industrial Services for 14 years. 

Mrs. Gilfoil was preceded in death by her husband, William Alfred Gilfoil; parents, William Ceil and Waline Wilkinson; and brother, John Wilkinson. 

Survivors include her daughters, Kim Varnell of Bell Buckle, Tracie Varnell of Chattanooga and Lorri Varnell Stallo of Oak Ridge; sons, Bill Gilfoil of Calhoun, GA and Jon and Daniel Gilfoil of Washington; brother, Mike Wilkinson of Cleveland; sisters, Pam Poteet of Asheville, NC, Karen Marshall of Simpsonville, SC and Donna Van Norman of El Paso, TX; and grandchildren, William Gilfoil, Sofia Gilfoil, Lucian Gilfoil and Sinclair Gilfoil. 

Her family will receive friends Tuesday, January 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements. 


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