Kimberly Renee Wilkey, 51, of Dayton, caught a glimpse of
heaven and chose to go home Friday night, Aug. 2, 2013. She was born Feb. 7, 1962, in Dayton
to Rev. Thomas R. and Ruby (Revis) Wilkey. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Earl
and Minnie (Page) Wilkey and Harry and Dora (Barley) Revis.
A lifelong resident of Dayton,
Kim was a graduate of Rhea County High School Class of 1980. At the age of 16, she became a
catering truck driver for T & R Catering. She was well known by the Dayton manufacturing
companies and businesses. She was a founding member of the Ekklesia Bible
Tabernacle. She loved her cats and dogs and was an avid country music fan.
to her parents she is survived by her sister, Beverly (Rev. Mack) Louallen and brother,
Thomas “Skipper” (Pattie) Wilkey all of Dayton; nieces and nephews, Lora Blevins Ennis, Thomas Sloan
Wilkey, III and Jonathan Louallen; great- nieces, Kierstyn Wilkey, Lora Wilkey and Reagan Louallen;
great-nephew, Tre’ Ennis; stepson, Georgie LeMay and her two lifelong best friends, Karla Graham and
Funeral services for Kim will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of
Vanderwall Funeral Home with her brother-in-law, Pastor Mack Louallen, and her uncle, Arthur J.
Mincey, officiating. She will be laid to rest Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rhea Memory Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers are Sloan Wilkey, Jonathan Louallen, Rusty Wilkey, Wayne Matthew, Rusty Revis
and Scotty Revis.
Please share your memories of Kim on her on-line guest register at
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton
where they will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.