William D. Wilson
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Cliffside - William D. Wilson went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2014, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Burkhart Wilson and stepson, Wayne Harbar. He is survived by daughter, Cathe and son-in-law, Ray Burleson of Fletcher NC; grandson, Willy Harbar and wife, Clarissa; granddaughter, Eileen and husband, Shawn Gallanger, of Valinca CA; great grandsons, Cole Harbar and Derrick Gallagher; great granddaughter, Julia Harbar; brothers, Walter B. Wilson Jr and wife, Pat, of Hampton VA, Rudolph Edwards of Durham NC; and sister, Jayne and husband, Winfred Wilson, of Rutherfordton NC. He retired as Director of San Pablo Dam Recreation department in California before moving back to North Carolina in 1995. He served his country from 1945 to 1952 in the Merchant Marines and Army Air Force. He worked in Los Angeles as an ambulance attendant with the LA police department for several years. He and wife Lois owned and operated several restaurants and other business in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Chester California. They enjoyed traveling and camping in their spare time. They were members of Emma's Grove Baptist church in Fletcher NC, in lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the building fund of Emma's Grove Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
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McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service
4076 HWY 221A CLIFFSIDE, NC 28024-0337
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 19, 2014