Utley, Hank

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Hank Utley HIGH POINT Robert G. "Hank" Utley of High Point, and a former resident of Concord, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Hospice Home of High Point. Hank was born March 22, 1924 in Concord, to Robert Henry "Jack" Utley and Ruby Porter Utley. Hank was a 1942 graduate of Concord High School, served four years in Army Air Corps in World War II and graduated in 1950 from N.C. State University. Hank worked at Collins & Aikman in Concord and Albermarle, Chemstrand Corp. in Decatur, Ala., and retired as Director of Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club in Concord. He was a leader in bringing girls into the Boys Club and starting the Keystone Club. He is survived by his wife, Jean Ritchie Utley of High Point; daughter, Linda Johnson (husband, Sammy) of High Point; son, Robert Utley (wife, Melissa) of Salisbury; grandsons, Sam Johnson and Matt Johnson of High Point and Nicholas Utley of Salisbury; granddaughters, Kelly Lee of Raleigh and Jessica Utley of Salisbury; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Ed Utley of Signal Mountain, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club, 247 Spring St. NW, Concord, NC 28025 or Hospice of the Piedmont for support of Hospice Home, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. The family will receive at Wilkinson Funeral Home from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 24. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Hank was a true lover of baseball, history, and N.C. State. He conducted extensive research and authored three books. He will always be remembered for his interesting stories, thoughtful advice, and incredible heart. Online Condolences may be left at www. wilkinsonfuneralhome. com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Utley family.

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