The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 10, 2014

Funeral services for Voyte ‘Bogie’ Wilhelm, 77, of Kannapolis, will be on July 12, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014 — Kannapolis, N.C – Mr. Voyte “Bogie” Wayne Wilhelm, 77, loving husband, father and devoted grandfather, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast.

A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Raiford will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.

Mr. Wilhelm was born on September 21, 1936, in Rowan County. He was a son of the late Kenneth Alexander Wilhelm and Mollie Estelle Honeycutt Wilhelm.  

He retired from Pillowtex as head maintenance of the Twister Department. Mr. Wilhelm was very devoted to Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church and the church “Hot Dog” Gang.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Colleen Irvin and Linda Wright.

Mr. Wilhelm is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Beaver Wilhelm; son, Jeffrey Wayne Wilhelm and wife Jeanette of Albemarle; daughter, Amy Darlene Thurmond and fiancé Troy Broadway of Kannapolis; sister, Martha Faye Lanaghan and husband Jack of Concord; four grandchildren, Aleshia Thurmond, Matthew Wilhelm and Paige Wilhelm, all of Albemarle and Alex Thurmond of Kannapolis.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church, 6001 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or Monarch (Disability Organization), 350 Pee Dee Ave., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Remembrances for the family may be made to

Lady’s Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Wilhelm.

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