Wilfred Banks " Wimp" Artz



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.