Johnny Ray Gillikin, 61, of Jacksonville, formerly of Otway, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville.

The family will celebrate his life at a later date.

He was a lifelong member of Otway Christian Church.

Johnny Ray is survived by his daughter, Amy Danielle Gillikin of Newport; father, Berkley R. Gillikin of Otway; brother, BJ Gillikin and wife Wendy of Otway; sister, Etta G. Willis and husband Rusty of New Bern; grandchildren, Aiden G. Huffman, Billy R. Gibby III and Rylee E. Gibby; nieces, Laura Ashley Willis and Sarah Elizabeth Willis; aunt, Matilda Gillikin; and numerous cousins and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Fay Gillikin; and stepmother, Mary Elza Gillikin.

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service Inc. of Beaufort. Electronic condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

(Paid obituary)

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