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Roger Wilkes Sr.

Roger E. Wilkes Sr., age 74, of Columbia, formerly of Huntingdon, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin with Father David Orsak officiating. Burial will follow in East Side Cemetery in Martin.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday until service time. Wilkes retired from Fed EX.  He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and graduated from Memphis State University. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vittoria Raspa Wilkes of Columbia; his son, Roger E. (Tammy) Wilkes Jr. of Helena, Alabma; his daughter, Michelle Wilkes of Spring Hill; two brothers, Bendell (Nancy) Wilkes of Spring Hill and Ronald (Ann) Wilkes of Jackson; one granddaughter, Breanna Wilkes; one great-grandson, Landen Cash; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie Lee Wilkes and Alma Rainey Wilkes; and one sister, Betty Love Wilkes. Online tributes may be left at

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