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home : obituaries : obituaries January 23, 2022

9/24/2021 6:19:00 PM
Rocky Erwin Wimberly
March 19, 1945 - September 22, 2021

NEWTON, N.C. - Rocky Erwin Wimberly, 76, of Newton passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at his residence.

He was born March 19, 1945 in Orangeburg County, S.C. to the late Charlie and Arlee Abernethy Wimberly. Rocky was a member of Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden and retired with People’s Bank after many years of service. He enjoyed being on the ballfield watching his two grandsons play baseball, enjoyed spending time playing with his great-granddaughter, and traveling with friends. Rocky’s special places were Balls Creek Campground and Ft. Caswell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny and Pat.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years Mary Frances Lineberger Wimberly of the home; son Robby Wimberly and wife Patty of Newton; daughter Roxanne Wimberly of Newton; grandchildren Courtney Wimberly, Colby Edwards, and Logan Edwards; great-granddaughter Kiyah Torres; nieces, nephews and other family members.

A service to celebrate Rocky’s life will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden. Rev. Michael Staton will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church. Those serving as pallbearers are Colby Edwards, Logan Edwards, Carlos Torres, Mark Ledford, Todd Wimberly and Jarrett Shaw.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church, ℅ Building Fund, 3273 Mt. Ruhama Church Rd., Maiden, NC 28650.

Condolences may be sent to the Wimberly family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Wimberly family.


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