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Celebration Of Life

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Saturday March 13th, 2021

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G. Steven Harkey, Jr.

G. Steven Harkey, Jr., 51, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital.

A Celebration Of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel.

Steve enjoyed playing golf, hanging out with his many close and dear friends that he made throughout his lifetime, and being a die-hard Duke fan. He loved growing sunflowers, listening to Rod Stewart, and The Rolling Stones. Many close friends knew his love for the “Champagne of Beers” and talking into the early morning hours! He never met a stranger and made the most of life. He loved spending time with the pups, MC, Riley and Shadoobie. As Steve would want everyone to know ….”It’s only Rock ‘n Roll.” and “Hey, try this, everybody’s doing it.”

Those who preceded Steve in death are his mother, Wynnell Gardner Harkey; maternal grandparents, Frank and Louise Gardner; paternal grandparents, Grady and Evelyn Harkey and uncle’s, Doug Harkey and Steve Frick.

Survivors are his wife, Michelle Harkey; father, Gary Steven Harkey, Sr.; aunt, Debbie Frick; cousin, Kristy Abernethy and husband, Jason and their children, Brynn and Brooks Abernethy and many other loving extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Steve Harkey. We were his neighbor. We will alway remember him with his kind nature and smiling face. Rest In Peace dear friend. Kay and Steve York Jamestown. NC

Kay York Mar 13 2021 10:57 AM

My old friend where do I start? Your passing has hit me like like a freight train flooding my mind with memories of all of the good times we had together. Rest In Peace Sharkey! Until we meet again! C MAN

C MAN Mar 12 2021 7:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of G. Harkey, Jr.

Edward Martin Mar 12 2021 7:28 PM

Sorry for lost. May God continue to bless you and your family. Steve we feel your lost. We will continue to keep you in our hearts. ED & ELOISE MARTIN.

Edward Martin Mar 12 2021 7:24 PM

May God's peace and love surround all of the family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bobby & Martha Huff

Martha Huff Mar 10 2021 10:35 AM

Man I will miss you my friend. It truly was an honor to know you. Rest in peace Sharkey.

Mark Taylor Mar 10 2021 9:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of G. Harkey, Jr.

Linda and Bruce Mar 9 2021 10:25 PM

He called me Chico. We met at L-9. I will have great memories of Shark, and will really miss our late nite chats. You were an awesome person to call my friend.

Scott Mar 9 2021 7:08 PM

Steve, I am so sorry to hear Stevie has passed away. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Curtis Pierce Mar 9 2021 1:56 PM

'Saw "Stevie" grow up. I worked with his Mom, Wynelle at Wachovia. Sorry for your loss "Big Steve"

Marcia Gammon Mar 9 2021 12:21 PM

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