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Raymond Lawrence "Ray" Wilkes, Sr
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 29, 2011
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA

Raymond "Ray" Wilkes , Sr. of Macon, Georgia, a former Bibb County Sheriff, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011. Funeral services to be held Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 10:00 A.M., in the Ingleside Baptist Church Worship Center. Sheriff Wilkes attended Mercer University and was a Master Mason as well as a 50 year member of Mabel #255 Masonic Lodge. Sheriff Wilkes was also a Boy Scout master and achieved the rank of Life Scout. Sheriff Wilkes began his tenure at the Bibb County Sheriff's Office as a patrol officer on October 4, 1952. In 1958 he was promoted to criminal investigator. In 1963, he was promoted to Chief I.D.(the foreforerunner of today's forensic crime scene investigator)In 1963, he was promoted to Chief Investigator and in 1965 he was appointed Chief Deputy Sheriff. Wilkes held the Chief Deputy position until he was elected Sheriff of Bibb County in 1977. He served as sheriff until his retirement in 1992.

Spouse: Pearl C. Wilkes of Macon

Children: Cathy Pittman of Macon
Ray Wilkes, Jr. of Macon

Grandchildren: Dan Pittman, Jr. of Macon
Melanie Wilkes of Sugar Hill Georgia
Katie Neal of Winder Georgia
Chad Wilkes of Jefferson Georgia 
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Laddie Jennings
Record added: Nov 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79677345
Raymond Lawrence Ray Wilkes, Sr
Added by: Laddie Jennings
 
Raymond Lawrence Ray Wilkes, Sr
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- Laddie Jennings
 Added: Nov. 5, 2011
 
 
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