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Joe Stanley Kilgore

March 20, 1954 — November 2, 2023

Maggie Valley

Joe Stanley Kilgore


Maggie Valley, NC, Joe Stanley Kilgore, 69, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at his residence.

Born in Anniston, Alabama, he was the son of the late Joe and Peggy Dean Kilgore.

Joe was the proud owner of the restaurant Butts On The Creek in Maggie Valley.  He loved the outdoors.  He did a lot of fishing and hunting with his dad in his younger years.  Joe was a true Alabama Football fan.

He is survived by two sisters, Sheree Kilgore and Christine Kilgore.  Also survived by close friends, Mark Walley, Birch & Dina Birch, and Rodney Cauthen, and several relatives in Alabama.

A gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Feline Urgent Rescue of WNC at

The care of Joe has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.
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Past Services

Gathering of Family & Friends

Thursday, November 9, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville

296 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

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