2018-10-04 / Obituaries

Raymond F. Wilson

Mr. Raymond F. Wilson, 76, entered into eternal rest at his residence on Chamberlain Ferry Road.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Octo­ber 3, at Pine Grove United Method­ist Church with Rev. Thomas Moon and Rev. Bart Grey officiating.

Mr. Wilson was a native of Frank­fort, Kentucky and the son of Raymond F. Wilson, Sr. and Stella Wilson. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He served in the National Guard and the United States Army during the invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba. Raymond was an avid Florida Ga­tor fan, loved the wild animals that came in the yard and caring for his flower bed.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ann Wilson; one daughter, Stella Wilson Beard and husband, Ryan of Danville, Kentucky; two step-daughters, Barbara Grey and husband, Rick and Suzie Caltheir­one and husband, Billy, all of Char­lotte,

N.C.; one step-son, Charles Anderson and wife, Christy of Charleston, S.C.; two grandchil­dren, Johnny Carroll and Clayton Carroll; eight step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step-sisters, Susan Wilson and Patsy Wilson.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Mary Kirkland and to Heartland Hospice for their excellent care of Raymond while he was confined at home.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Rees Funeral Home, P.O. Box 924, Lincolnton, GA 30817.

Rees Funeral Home, 195 N. Peachtree St., Lincolnton, was in charge of the arrangements for the Wilson family and you can sign the family’s online guestbook at: www.reesfuneralhome.net.

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