Dorothy Louise "Dot" Voss Wilkes

  • BORN: November 19, 1929
  • DIED: January 10, 2018
  • LOCATION: Culleoka, Tennessee

Dorothy Louise "Dot" Voss Wilkes, 88, homemaker, mother of five, and resident of Tanyard Hollow Road, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dr. James Sampley officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Culleoka Fire Department, P. O. Box 13, Culleoka, TN 38451. Condolences may be extended online at

Born November 19, 1929 in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Gordon Bennett Voss, Sr. and the late Carolyn Ophelia Johnson Voss Throneberry. She married William Donald Wilkes who preceded her death September 20, 2005. Family was Dot's pride and joy. She always encouraged her children and grandchildren to get involved and do their best; and she would be there supporting them, attending sporting events, dance recitals, and numerous other activities. One of the greatest joys of her life was accompanying her granddaughter, Heather Wilkes Pearson, to countless horseback riding lessons and other equestrian events throughout Heather's childhood and adolescence. For many years, she served as Room Mother and volunteered as basketball trip chaperone and class trip chaperone. A past Culleoka PTA President, she was instrumental in starting the original first-aid clinic at the school and served as its first-aid instructor.

She was receptionist for Dr. Ambrose M. Langa for several years and had formerly worked as a nurse's aide, substitute teacher, and receptionist for Lewisburg Community Hospital. Very active in community affairs, Mrs. Wilkes was a Special Judge and Registrar with the Maury County Election Commission in the Campbell Station Community. She was an active volunteer with The American Red Cross, former volunteer Girl Scout leader, and a loyal member of the Bridle & Saddle Club of Lynnville. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Douglas (Elaine) McKee of Murfreesboro; Rodney (Brenda) McKee, Sr. of Woodstock, Georgia; Don (Diane) McKee of Culleoka; Kerry Wilkes of Culleoka; and Martha Kay (Terry) Boatright of Columbia; grandchildren, Cristy (Wayne) Rich of Culleoka; Patrick McKee of Murfreesboro; Jennifer (Brandon) Ogden of Canton, Georgia; Tiffany (Chris) McFarland of Woodstock, Georgia; Rodney (Jessica) McKee, Jr. of Canton, Georgia; Sybil (Donald) Davis of Culleoka; Sylvia McKee of Culleoka; and Heather Wilkes Pearson of Franklin; great grandchildren, Ethan Rich; Blake Rich; Jacob Ogden; Julianna Ogden; Alison McFarland; Alex McFarland; Avery McKee; Asher McKee; Chance Davis; and Chase Davis; brothers, Roy (Carol) Throneberry, Jr. of Terrell, Texas and Ronny Throneberry of Austin, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James Walton Voss; Gordon Bennett Voss, Jr.; Billy Joe Throneberry; and Bobby Throneberry.

Active pallbearers will be her family.

  • Saturday, January 13
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
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Funeral Service
  • Sunday, January 14
    2:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Get Directions


“ I only knew Dorothy as "Granny Dot". She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. I will always remember when I was cooking some...Read More »

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