Christopher Prescott Wilson

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Christopher Prescott
AIKEN, SC - Christopher Prescott Wilson, of Aiken SC and Cabot VT, and formerly of Southampton NY, died on January 9, 2015, at a hospital in Augusta GA. Born July 11, 1930, in Oceanside NY, he grew up in Baldwin NY, the son of the Reverend C. Merton and Katherine Wilson. He graduated from Dartmouth College, earned a Master's Degree from Columbia University, and served for 11 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Reserves. A high school teacher and guidance counselor for 32 years, he was Director of Guidance at Southampton High School, Southampton NY, from 1962 to 1988.
Chris loved to play baseball as a boy, was a talented wrestler in high school, and was an excellent skier and avid sailor. Experienced in home construction, he was very active with Habitat for Humanity on eastern Long Island. He very much enjoyed living by the bays and ocean on Long Island and the lakes and mountains of Vermont.
Chris is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 52 years; his children Jeffrey and his wife Avery of Monument CO, Craig and his wife Connie of Hershey PA, and Robin and her husband George Phillips of Iowa City IA; and his grandchildren Eric Wilson and his wife Lindsey, Natalie Wilson, Emily Wilson, Nathaniel Wilson, Katherine Wilson, Carter Phillips, Kelsey Phillips, and Allison Phillips. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Forsyth and her husband Robert, of Bellevue WA, his sisters-in-law Shirley Wilson of Pasadena CA and Bonnie Wilson of La Jolla CA, his brother-in-law David Kelsey and his wife Julie of Branford CT, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Lucinda and her husband Robert Burgess and his brothers M. Carr Wilson and Allan Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken on January 17, 2015, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Habitat for Humanity of Peconic, PO Box 2006, Bridgehampton NY 11932, or Golden Harvest Food Bank, 13 Enterprise Avenue, Aiken SC 29803.
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Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc. - Aiken
924 Hayne Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 642-3456
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Jan. 14, 2015
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