He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
He was a self-employed contractor and was happily using his carpentry skills in his retirement. He was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Wilson, who passed away earlier this year; his parents, Park Winters and Beulah Parks Wilson; and two brothers: Jack Wilson and Bill Wilson.
He is survived by two daughters and spouses: Donna and Kim Randolph of Cleveland and Susan and Tim Rayburn of Mebane, N.C.; five grandchildren: Jason Randolph and wife, Katie, of Atlanta, Jeremy Randolph and wife, Kathryn, of Cleveland, Bethany Hogan and husband, John, of Cleveland, Chad Rayburn of Atlanta and Michael Rayburn and wife, Lauren, of Haw River, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren: Abi and Max Randolph, Ella and Sam Randolph, Noah and Henry Hogan, and Elijah Rayburn; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today, June 17, 2013, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Athens, with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.
Jason Randolph, Jeremy Randolph, Chad Rayburn, Michael Rayburn, John Hogan and Kent Wilson will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wilson family guest book at www.fikefh.com.
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.