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Cleveland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Elbert "Berlin" Wike, age 90 of Cleveland, Georgia. Mr. Wike passed away on October 16, 2018 at Gateway Health and Rehab. Mr. Wike was born on April 27, 1928 to the late CG Wike Sr. and the late Ida Mae Black Wike. Being born and raised in Cleveland, Berlin enjoyed many things, including hunting the mountains for deer, spending time with his family, long rides over Tray Mountain, and most importantly, serving his community by towing broken down cars for people and also putting people into a new car from the dealership he owned for many years- Wikes Used Cars. Berlins small town claim to fame was in 1977 when he was the "Star" of Smokey and The Bandit where he acted out the part as the tow truck driver. Of all of the amazing things that Berlin was a part of in his lifetime, he would mostly like to be remembered as an amazing Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather and a man of God.
In addition to his parents, Berlin is preceded in death by 7 siblings, Willene Wike, Lawrence Wike, Myrtle Wheeler, Lorene Thomason, CG Wike Jr., Winnell Anderson, and Christine McCollum.
He is also preceeded in death by a son, Randy Wike, of Oakwood.
Berlin is survived by his loving wife of many years, Robbie "Bobbie"Bush Wike, of Cleveland; Son, Ricky (Toni) Wike of Cleveland; Daughter in law, Robyn Wike, of Oakwood; Daughter Michelle (Douglas) Waters of Cleveland. Sisters, Louise Piano of Florida, Imogene Autry of Cleveland, and Yvonne Hix of Alabama. Grandchildren, Rick Wike, Jordan Wike, Taylor Wike, and Derek Lindeborg. Great Grandchildren, Faith Blaisedell, Shawn Lindeborg, and Bailee Lindeborg. Great Great Grandchildren, Parker Blaisedell, Elizabeth Blaisedell, and Raylen Lindeborg that is due to make an arrival any day now.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12 P.M. in the Chapel of Cleveland Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Wilson of Emmanuel Gospel Fellowship officiating. A visitation will be held on the same day from 10:30 A.M. - 12 P.M. Special music will be played by Taylor Wike.
The family of Mr. Wike would like to send a huge "Thank You" to the staff at Gateway Health and Rehab, in particularly, Mrs. Cindy Holbrooks.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Michelle Waters and can be mailed to 83 Underwood Farm Road, Cleveland, Georgia.
Cleveland Funeral Home of Cleveland Ga is in charge of all arrangements.