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Obituary for Bobbye Jean Wilkerson (Carr)

Bobbye Jean (Carr) Wilkerson, 88 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Saturday, January 27th, 2024, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Sunday, May 26th, 1935, on her family farm in Cookeville. She was the daughter of the late James and Grace (Maxwell) Carr.

Known as the Queen of Burgess, Bobbye was a loving wife, daughter, sister, Memaw, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed attending services at Wilhite Baptist Church, spending time with family and friends, sitting on the back porch while drinking sweet tea down at the farm, and watching reruns of The Lawrence Welk Show.

Bobbye is survived by:

2 Brothers:
James (Gloria) Carr of Cookeville, TN
Billy Carr of Cookeville, TN

1 Son and Daughter-in-Law:
Randy and Amelia Wilkerson of Cookeville, TN

1 Daughter:
Paula Lucas of Nashville, TN

2 Granddaughters:
Rebecca Wilkerson of Cookeville, TN
Lindsay Lucas of Nashville, TN

2 Grandsons:
Jonathan Lucas of Nashville, TN
Adam Wilkerson of Cookeville, TN

1 Great Granddaughter:
Ailsa Lucas

And many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Bobbye was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Bettye (Jim) Bilyeu and Sue (Clyde) Henry; her loving husband, Hoyal Wilkerson; daughter-in-law, Deborah Wilkerson; son, Philip Wilkerson; and grandson, Austin Lucas.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 2nd, 2024, at 1:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 2nd from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm.

Pallbearers include Adam Wilkerson, Jonathan Lucas, Greg Schoenbachler, Grant Dushek, Brad Carr, and Tyler Carr.

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Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.