Robert Otis Gurkin

November 19, 1953 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 65)


Clarkton: Robert Otis Gurkin , 65 of Clarkton died Friday,  May 31,2019. He was the son of the late Earl Brown Gurkin, Sr. and Alice Carolyn Edwards Gurkin and was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Brown Gurkin, Jr. He worked in  Forestry Management. He was a member of Western Prong Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife: Lisa Douglas Gurkin of the home. Step-Sons; Curtiss Wilkinson and Nicholas Wilkinson, both of Wilmington, N.C., Sisters; Carol Spradley of Leland, N.C. and Jean Creech of Clarkton, N.C., Several Nieces and Nephews.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 8 ,2019 at Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be Friday night at McKenzie Mortuary  from 6-8 p.m.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made to the Robert Gurkin Sportsmanship Scholarship Fund @

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June 7, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKenzie Mortuary
112 Jefferson St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

Memorial Service
June 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church
506 Lake Shore Dr.
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

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