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Eugene Wilson


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Eugene Wilson Obituary
Eugene Wilson, of Pittsfield, was called home to rest at 81 years of age on March 20, 2017. Born in Nesmith, SC a son of the late Franklin and Mary Blake Wilson, after graduating from high school he was drafted into the Navy during the Korean War period. When his tour of duty was complete, he was honorably discharged and relocated to Boston. He attended Northeastern University and studied Electrical Engineering. Gene accepted a position with The Raytheon Company in Waltham, and later applied for civil service positions at Sprague Electric in North Adams and then at The General Electric Company in Pittsfield which later became Lockheed Martin Defense Systems, working for the Department of the Navy Defense Contract Management Command. He retired with 35 years of government service as the Chief of the Product, Manufacturing and Software Team.

While living in Pittsfield he attended Second Congregational Church. He was active in community service as a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a member of Civitan, and a life member of the NAACP. He enjoyed fresh water and deep sea fishing, playing golf and gardening.

He leaves a wife Barbara Wilson of Pittsfield, a daughter Stephanie Wilson of Houston, TX, a brother Franklin Wilson of Boston, and a sister Evelyn Murphy of Florence, SC. Preceding him in death were sisters Rosa Brunson and Anna Porcher and brothers Johnnie Blake and David Blake.

FUNERAL SERVICES: The memorial service was held on Monday, March 27 at 10:00am at Charles Street AME Church in Dorchester. Interment followed at 11:30am at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. Davis Funeral Home in Boston directed the services.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 2, 2017
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