Michael Gene “Mike” Harrold, 74, of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Accordius Health of Wilkesboro. He was born July 28, 1948, in Buncombe County to Albert and Ruth Combs Harrold.

Michael served in the Army National Guard from February 1967 to August 1971. He was a truck driver for Holly Farms, with safe driving awards for over 25 consecutive years. He was later employed by George Sale Lumber and Fred Reeves Construction Company.   

Mike was preceded in death his parents; a sister, Donna Karen Novotny; and his wife, Judy Lane Johnson Harrold, to whom he was devoted during her long battle with rheumatoid arthritis.  

Mike is survived by his stepsons, Derrick Allen Higgins of Miami, Fla., and Jeffery Scott Higgins and wife, Melissa, of North Wilkesboro, and a granddaughter, Melia Kathryn Higgins of North Wilkesboro.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church.  The Rev. David Wellborn will officiate. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 and by the North Carolina National Honor Guard.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Wilkes, P.O. Box 306, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

Condolences may be sent to www.adamsfunerals.com.Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes has the honor of serving the Harrold family.

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