BURNETTOWN, S.C. - Franklin Wilson, age 83, of Burnettown, S.C., loving husband for 59 years to Dorothy Autry Wilson and son of the late Rev. George T. Wilson, Sr. and the late Willie Farris Wilson, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 5, 2016. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Newsome of North Augusta, S.C.; sons, Wesley Wilson of Langley, S.C. and Duane (Becky) Wilson of Augusta, Ga.; sisters, Jean Johnson of Sumter, S.C., Ann Hanvey of Manning, S.C., Carolyn (Lee) Goodwin of Cottageville, S.C., Aquilla Ruple of Maryland and Georgie (Bob) Lyons of Searcy, Arkansas; a brother, Bobby Wilson of Langley, S.C.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was born in Clover, S.C. but has lived most of his life in Aiken County, S.C. He was a member of Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville, S.C. He and his family had a singing group known as The Wilsons and One Accord. He was a retired Master Carpenter, having retired with 44 years of service from Boardman Construction Co. He was in charge of the construction of Surrey Center in Augusta, Ga. He was a US Navy Veteran having served his country during the Korean Conflict. A service celebrating his life will be held at Christian Heritage Church on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Stephen Phillips, Rev. Jonathan Randall and Rev. Tony Rhodes officiating. The interment will follow at the Graniteville Cemetery. The Pallbearers will be sons, Wesley and Duane Wilson; grandsons, Jason and Patrick Newsome and nephews, Mark Moseley and Sammy Odum. Memorials may be made to Christian Heritage Church, P. O. Box 237, Graniteville, S.C. 29829. The family will receive friends at the church Monday evening, March 7th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You may sign our guest register by logging on to www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.
Napier Funeral Home
315 Main St.
Graniteville, SC 29829
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2016