Mr. Jimmy Rector, Sr., 63, of Cedar Trail, Morganton, passed away, Friday, November 30, 2012, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care. Mr. Rector was born June 12, 1949 in Burke County to the late Donald Lee and Beulah Rector. Mr. Rector was a member of the United Baptist Church, Drexel. He served in the US Marines.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Donald Rector, Jr.
Survivors include: His wife, Beatrice McPeters Rector, of the home; Sons: Jimmy Rector Jr. and wife Christon of Valdese; Casey Wilkie and wife Heather of Drexel; Daughters: Tina Rector Buff and husband Danny of Rutherford College, Starlet Lackey and husband Paul of Morganton, Tammy Caraway and husband Jeff of Morganton.
Step sons: Terry Houston of Morganton, Brian Braswell of Morganton, and step-daughter: Angela Lovelace of Morganton.
Brothers: Thurman Rector and wife Kim of Mt. Ulla, Roger Rector and wife, Soncha of Rutherford College, Robert Rector and wife Lisa of Morganton; Sister: Cherry Ward and husband Gary of Morganton; Half-sister: Janis Huffman and husband Ralph of Hickory.
Grandchildren: Ashley Towery, Allen Buff, Grayson Rector, Elizabeth Wilkie, Dylan Wilkie, Casey Wilkie Jr., Wesley Wilkie, Ashlyn Lackey, Kimberly Lackey, Kayla Beaver, Tyler Pendley, Taylor Hollifield, Tiffany Caraway.
Great-grandchildren: Carissa Towery, Colden Towery, Rayanne Buff, Braiden Sides, Treyton Pendley
Step-grandchildren: Damon Hamby, Nicole Keller, Terry Lynn Ingle, Michael Ingle, Ethan Sams, Lukas Braswell, Angel Braswell
Step great-grandchildren: Tucker Keller, Parker Keller, Calynn Ingle, Emma Ingle
Pallbearers will be Donnie Coffey, Mark Rector, Mike Rector, Jason Rector, Allen Buff, and Bryan Rector.
Funeral Services for Mr. Rector, will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at the United Baptist Church of Drexel with the Reverend Avery Owenby and Reverend Jon McDivitt officiating. Interment will follow at the Burke Memorial Park with Military Honors provided by the NC National Guard Honors Guard. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, December 3, 2012, at Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton.
Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1715 Enon Road, Valdese, NC.