By Submitted Story on November 15, 2022
He was the son of “Nettie” and Viola Wise, raised by his Aunt Agnes Barnett. He leaves behind his wife Ginger, his daughter Shelly, granddaughters Katrina, Sonia, Alexa, and three great grandchildren.
Wykie spent several of his growing up years in Corolla, attending the one room school house and roaming the sand hills and beaches with his faithful dog Rusty. After high school in Manteo, Wykie went to Embry Riddle in Miami, FL, to train as an aircraft mechanic. This career enabled him to spend a year in Nassau, Bahamas, maintaining a small fleet of planes at the airport.
Wykie’s interests and talents were many and varied: boat builder, sailmaker, sailor, licensed captain, restorer of antique British cars & motorcycles, etc. He had a special passion for authentic history, especially of The Outer Banks, it’s people and it’s geology. He loved teaching others from his knowledge and way of life.
Wykie attended Outer Banks Community Church. This unique man will be much missed. Wykie’s preference for cremation was honored. Arrangements for a future celebration of life are pending. Condolences may be shared at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS: BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST: Barnhill Contracting has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk by Dare County and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade and specialty contractors to submit bids for furnishing Labor, Material, Equipment, and Other for the new “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14” (KDH) located in Kill Devil Hills, NC. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The scope of the project encompasses approximately 36,000 sqft of new construction and 18,000 sqft of demolition on a 3.5-acre site located at the 1630 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC. The project includes masonry bearing walls supporting a Standing Seam Metal Roof over Light Gauge Trusses housing administrative, living and support spaces along with 6 apparatus bays. Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages: BP750 – Turnkey Siding. Additional Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business participation is encouraged. Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals to Meredith Terrell by December 2, 2022, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (Office Location – 4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612). PREQUALIFICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED from BuildingConnected through this Invite under the “File” tab or from BuildingConnected link on the Barnhill, Bidding Opportunities website at app.buildingconnected.com/ by selecting “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14 – Prequalification”, or by contacting Meredith Terrell email@example.com (919-604-2367). Please submit completed prequalification forms A and B along with all required supporting documentation and with All Bid Packages you are Prequalified for Checked. Form B must be submitted for this project. Form A is good for 1-Year and if you have submitted one to Barnhill within the last year, it should still be valid. If you are unsure, please verify this with Meredith. Target Bid Date: January 2023