Terry Lee Gilkerson

November 12, 1946August 22, 2018

Terry Lee Gilkerson, 71 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born on November 12, 1946 in Beards Fork, WV, he was the son of the late Earl Gilkerson and Catherine Wolford Gilkerson.

He is survived by his son, Derek Gilkerson and his wife, Georgia; grandchildren, Devon Gilkerson and his fiancé, Brigid, and Felicia Gilkerson; great-grandchildren, Arwen Gilkerson and Alexandria Adkins; aunt, Geraldine Markham; and numerous cousins.

Terry was a veteran of the United States Navy having served from 1965-1969 and during the Vietnam War. He had a passion for working in his yard and loved being around his family. His grandchildren were his life.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, August 28th in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Clark officiating.

A graveside service with Military Honors will follow in the Garden of the Good Shepherd of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Terry Lee Gilkerson

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Michele Miller

August 28, 2018

Derek and Family,

We are so sorry for your great loss. When I think of your dad, I always think of his constant smile. Although it's been years since we last saw him, that memory will forever be embedded in my mind. His legacy remains in you Derek and his beloved grandchildren.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all not only through this time but the days to come. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and give you the strength you need.

Love, Michele and Frank

Pamella Keaton

August 25, 2018

Derek, my heart is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your dad.
Fun and fond memories of our childhood brings peace.
“Dwell on the good times”. He will be greatly missed.
Cousin, Pam Keaton
Dallas, Texas

Patty Wolfe

August 24, 2018

Derek, I am so sorry about your Dad. I always thought the world of Terry. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you. Aunt Patty