Carl Kiker

Carl Eugene Kiker

SALISBURY - Carl Eugene Kiker, 79, of Salisbury, passed away Oct. 27, 2012, at the N.C. State Veterans Home.

He was born Nov. 17, 1932, in Stanly County, the son of the late Claude W. and Necie Yow Kiker.

Carl served as a service manager/salesman for several car dealerships throughout his career. He was a member of the Knights of Pythians and voted Senior Citizen of the year of the Faith Jaycees in 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Earl L. Kiker and J.C. Kiker.

Those left to cherish his memories are wife Linda S. Kiker; son Donald Kiker and fiancee Cindy Cornett of Concord; daughter Carolyn K. Troutman, husband Lee of Statesville; sisters Claudine Kiker and Jane McIntosh, both of Salisbury; grandchildren Amanda and Brett Troutman of Statesville, Hannah Shinn of Faith, Kayla and Ethan Cornett of Concord; special son Johnny Love of Faith and family Beth, Jordan and Kayla.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, The Rhyne Building, 817 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC.

Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC. Full military honors will be performed by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard and the Patriot Guard.

Memorials: May be made to NC State Veterans Home/ Salisbury, P.O. Box 599, Salisbury, NC, 28145.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Kiker family. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144

Published in Salisbury Post on Oct. 30, 2012