Asheville - Eugene Wilson, 83, of Hidden Acres Dr., died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.
A native of Caryville, TN, he was a son of the late Mitchell and Lillie Mae Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his twin sister, Aline Falkenbury, brothers Lawrence and Ray Wilson, and grandson, Jason Case.
In addition to being an Army
veteran, Mr. Wilson was the owner and operator of Wilson Enterprises, Inc., and was an avid outdoorsman.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Betty Duckett Wilson; daughter Melinda Lacy and husband Chip; sons Eugene Wilson, Jr. and wife Susan, and Kevin Wilson and wife Teresa; lifelong special friend Anthony Bledsoe; grandchildren Calvin, Justin, Kyle, Cameron, Chase, and Sarah; great-grandchildren Sydney, Patrick, Kinsley, and Emmah; and sisters Geneva Russell and Nadine Margrave and husband Harry.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brian Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, JFK Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com