Johnnie Richard Wilhelm

February 19, 1937 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 85)


Johnnie Richard Wilhelm, 85, of Troutman, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Gordon Hospice House.

Johnnie was born on February 19, 1937, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Johnnie Eugene Wilhelm and Margaret Freeze Wilhelm. He loved beach fishing in his younger years. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed giving the produce he grew to his friends and family. He was a member of the Troutman Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilhelm was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lipe Wilhelm, brother, Billy Wilhelm, sister-in-law, Carolyn Wilhelm and son-in-law, John Gilreath.

Johnnie is survived by his two children, Joyce W. Gilreath and Richard A. Wilhelm, three grandchildren, Jeremiah Gilreath (Danielle), Benjamin Gilreath, Daniel Gilreath (Kirby) and three great grandchildren, Luke Gilreath, Sadie Gilreath and Cora Gilreath. Also surviving is his sister, Carolyn Bass (David).

A visitation will be held 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday, June 13 at Troutman Funeral Home with service to follow at noon. Burial will follow the service at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House at 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625. 

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June 13, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Troutman Funeral Home
345 North Main Street
Troutman, NC 28166

Funeral Service
June 13, 2022

12:00 PM
Troutman Funeral Home
345 North Main Street
Troutman, NC 28166

Interment following funeral service
June 13, 2022

Iredell Memorial Gardens
2304 Shelton Ave.
Statesville, NC 28677


Gordon Hospice House
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625

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