Wilkey, Walter Johnson “Red”

World War II Veteran Held Long Career As A Pipefitter With DuPont

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Walter Wilkey
Walter Wilkey

Walter Johnson “Red” Wilkey, 94, of Dayton, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Red was pipe fitter with DuPont for over 35 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge in Rainsville, AL. Red was a former City Alderman in Rainsville, Tn. He was a World War II veteran, when he was serving in the United States Navy.

Red was preceded in death by parents, Earl Wilkey and Minnie Page Wilkey; first wife and mother of his children, Muriel Wilkey; second wife, Debra Wilkey; son-in–law Ronnie Raper; brothers and sisters.

Red is survived by his sons, Jerry (Pam) Wilkey of Dayton, and David (Patti) Wilkey of Soddy Daisy; daughter, Phillis Raper of Dayton; grandchildren Chris (Kathy) Wilkey of Ringgold, Michelle Hastings of Dayton, Leigh Ann (Scott) Shadden of Dayton, Eric Wilkey of Dayton, and Tanner Wilkey of Knoxville; great–grandchildren, Taylor (Alanah) Wilkey, Jordan (Savannah) Wilkey, Drew (Taylor) Wilkey, DeWayne Megaris, Logan Hastings, Millie Shadden, Aiden Wilkey and Ella Wilkey; several great-great-grandchildren; brother, Tommy Wilkey, and sisters, Virginia Matthew and Sandi Hall.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. at Solomon’s Porch Church, 9125 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, TN 37321, with Pastor and niece, Beverly Louallen officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Walter “Red” Wilkey’s name to Solomon’s Porch Church, 9125 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, Tn. 37321.

Arrangements are entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin -Strickland Chapel, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, Tn. 37404, 423 265-4414. 

Please visit the website to share your memories at www.advantagefranklin-strickland.com.


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