By Amber Jurgensen | Staff Writer
Danny Wilkes carefully carved the beautiful altar that has sat inside his equally beautiful church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Carey Street, for years. And although Mr. Wilkes died Aug. 31, at age 69, church members always will be reminded of his service every Sunday when they see the centerpiece.
“He was very handy, mechanically,” said Robert Edison, a friend of Mr. Wilkes for more 40 years. “He built many things for the church. He was very dedicated to the church.”
Family members and friends honored Mr. Wilkes during a packed memorial service Sept. 6, at the church.
In addition to his work at St. Peter’s, Wilkes also was active in his native Plant City community. He served as associate director of the Florida Strawberry Festival and president of the Plant City Chamber of Commerce for two years.
“He had a lot of respect and influence in the community,” colleague David Miller said. “He was a go-to guy, and when he got involved in it, he committed whole-heartedly. You knew he was going to be there for the long haul.”
When Mr. Wilkes wasn’t escaping on vacation to his mountain home in Bat Cave, N.C., he was working at Tampa Electric, where he spent four decades before retiring in 2005.
“He was very grateful of his job and thankful for the opportunity to work with Tampa Electric,” Edison said.
Mr. Wilkes also was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jayne Polk Wilkes; daughters, Lisa Wilkes-Corbett (Billy) and Pam Malenfant (Bill); grandchildren, Carson and Katey Corbett, and Sydney and Benjamin Malenfant; aunts, Margaret Hobkirk and Rosa Miller; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claxton and Evelyn Wilkes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Church Memorial Fund or the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. Checks should be made out to: USF Foundation Inc. and mailed to USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC70, Tampa FL 33612, Attention: Holly Lisle.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers, Rafael and Dora Avecilla, Pilar, LifePath Hospice Teal Team and the continuous care nursing team.“>http://9win.ru/vzyat-kredit-na-pokupku-biznesa.php