Wilfred Banks “Wimp” Artz, 60 passed away at home on August 22, 2017 in Rockwell, NC. He looked unto the skies and entered the gates of heaven.
Mr. Artz was born on February 25, 1957 in Rowan county to his parents, the late Carlee Artz and Eula Eller Artz of the home. He graduated from the East Rowan High School.
He worked for Ken K. Kluttz Grading Company and Jason Brown Grading Company. He later repaired lawnmowers and retired from Faith Fire Department. He loved watching Nascar and missed watching the late Nascar Driver Dale Earnhardt. He was an avid fisherman and attended Bethel Baptist Church
He is preceded in death by his father Carlee Artz.
Wimp is survived by his mother Eula Eller Artz, three sisters Eva Millsaps and Billy of Salisbury, Claire Hiatt and David of Salisbury, Linda Sue and Gene Eagle of Rockwell, a niece Candace Terry and Chad, a nephew Phillip Honeycutt and a great-niece Carlee Terry.
Visitation will be Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 3-4 pm at Bethel Baptist Church 401 Depot St Rockwell, NC 28138.
Services will follow at 4:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church and Reverend John Houghton and Rev. David Hiatt will be officiating. Burial will follow the services in the church Cemetery.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Wimps’ life. Memorials will be made to Bethel Baptist Church.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Artz family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to all the people and churches who prayed for Wimp.
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I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I Prat that GOD'S Blessings will be with you during this time of Grief and Sorrow. May the Peace of God that passes all understanding be with you always Jim&Betty Sifford
Submitted by Jim Sifford on Aug 24 2017 09:11:15 PM
You are at peace my friend... in God's house there are many mansions and you just capture one...you will be misses...Barbara Eller (Poole)
Submitted by Barbara /eller on Aug 23 2017 01:19:14 PM
Dear Eula Mae, Eva, Linda Sue and Claire,
Your family is so special. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 1 Peter 3:18. Love, Erik and Susan Musselman
Submitted by Su on Aug 23 2017 01:17:42 PM
Sorry to hear the passing of wimp he was a special person and was loved by many people he had a kind and humble heart he never spoke ill of anyone.He is at rest and some day soon we will see him again . Rest in Peace. Tam Honeycutt
Submitted by Jamie Honeycutt on Aug 23 2017 11:55:27 AM
Wilfred was a good Christian man and I will miss him. Our prayers are for peace and comfort for the Arts family knowing he is home now with our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 21:4, "4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away". Kevin & Jamie Honeycutt
Submitted by Kevin Honeycutt on Aug 23 2017 10:21:18 AM
Wimp was one of the sweetest guys. Always willing to help other people. He will missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family at this time. Wendell, Janie & Abby Kluttz
Submitted by Janie Kluttz on Aug 23 2017 09:35:44 AM
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