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Crawford Ervin Wilks

Crawford Ervin Wilks

Male 1953 - 2012  (58 years)

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  • Name Crawford Ervin Wilks  [1
    Born 17 Aug 1953  Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 2012  Chester, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Crawford Ervin Wilks
      Obituary

      CHESTER - Crawford Ervin Wilks, 58, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at home surrounded by family and friends.

      A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Calvary Baptist Church, 760 Calvary Church Road, with the Rev. David Sealy officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Barron Funeral Home.

      Mr. Wilks was born Aug. 27, 1953, in Chester County, S.C. He was the son of Hazel Hampton Wilks and the late Fred Ervin Wilks. He was married to the love of his life, Brenda Lindsey Wilks for 39 years. He graduated with honors from Chester High School and served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Wilks owned and operated Wilks Logging and was presented the "SC Timber Association 2005 Logger Activist Award" and continued to have a lead role in the Association's District 3. In 2009, Mr. Wilks was named "Outstanding Logger of the Year" by the SC Forestry Association. He was a member of the American Loggers Council. He and his brother Terry worked to build a walking trail and park at Chester Park Complex, cleared part of the Baton Rouge Park, the future site of West Chester Fire Department new substation and many projects for Calvary Baptist Church. He participated in the S.C. Teacher Tour and Bowater's Sustainable Forestry Teacher Education Program to inform the public about timber harvesting. Mr. Wilks was dedicated to providing a safe working environment and fair and impartial support for his employees.

      Mr. Wilks was a member of Sandy River Masonic Lodge #207. He was a dedicated Christian and member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the deacons for over 15 years. He supported and helped to fund various projects for his church, especially the youth. He was a generous man who enjoyed helping his community and those in need. He supported "Christmas in Downtown Chester" with the light displays. Wilks Logging sponsored many youth league teams. He was a dedicated family man who adored his wife, loved his children and was an amazing "PaPa" to his grandchildren. He was a devoted son and an excellent role model for his family and community.

      In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Tonya Wilks of Chester; a daughter and son-in-law, Paige and J. Wriley McKeown of Charlotte; three grandsons, J. Wriley McKeown Jr. and William Crawford "Ford" McKeown of Charlotte and John Crawford Wilks of Chester; and two granddaughters, Emma Kate McKeown of Charlotte and Caroline Elizabeth Wilks of Chester. He is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Terry and Linda Wilks and Roger and Harriet Wilks; and one sister, Donna Wilks Railey, all of Chester. In addition, he is survived by his in-laws, Jerry and Joyce Greenwood of Chester; a sister-in-law and her husband, Jan and Dennis Miller of Tega Cay; a brother-in-law and his wife, Jerry and Noelle Greenwood of Chester; and lifelong friends, Earl and Linda Carter of Chester. He also leaves nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, employees and business associates to rejoice in his home-going but grieve for their loss.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Missions or Children's Fund, 610 Calvary Church Rd., Chester, SC 29706 or Hospice Care of South Carolina, 179 Columbia St., Chester, SC 29706. The family would like to thank Hospice Care of SC, especially Judy Faust and Linda Smith, for their dedication and care.

      Online condolences for the family can be made at www.barronfuneralhome.com.

      Published in The Herald from August 9 to August 11, 2012
    Buried 11 Aug 2012  Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22801  tng Genealogy

    Father Fred Ervin Wilks,   b. 25 May 1930, Baton Rouge, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1992, Chester, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hazel Elizabeth Hampton,   b. 2 Feb 1931,   bur. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Jun 1949  Chester, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
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    Family ID F9860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Wilkes Family History and Genealogy: Thomas Wilkes (ca. 1735-1809) and His Descendants, Ivan Ernest Bass, (Name: 1965;).
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