He was employed by Hardwick Stove and Maytag for 37 years. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Irene Wilson; brothers: Joe, Eugene, Clarence and Leslie Wilson; and a sister, Ruth Mantooth.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mildred Ross Wilson; daughter, Heather Wilson-Cruz and husband, Alfonso; grandson, Nicholas Cruz; sisters: Naomi Mantooth, Martha Brown and Mary Evans; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Smyrna Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Parm, Joe Hatcher and Marvin Carr officiating. Interment will follow in Dill Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Smyrna Baptist Church.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wilson family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.