Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Ashville for Mr. Donald Wilson, 74, who went to be with his Lord on April 8, 2012. Dr. James Sampley will officiate the service. Burial to follow in Greensport Baptist Church Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory directing.
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Mr. Wilson was a member of Ashville First Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of C.D. Wilson and Sons Construction Company. Donald enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid sports fan, following both NASCAR and Auburn football.
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his son, Donald Brent Wilson; parents, C.D. and Eula B. Wilson; and a brother, Leon Wilson.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 50 years, Ruby Wilson; daughter, Gina Wilson; chosen son and daughter, Charles and Anita Wilson, chosen grandson, Devin Wilson; sister, Jean (Jerry) Morgan; sister-in-law, Sue Wilson; brothers, Tom (Carol) Wilson, Jim (Mary Alice) Wilson, Bob (Rita) Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers: Charles Wilson, Devin Wilson, Greg Hobgood, Tyler Wilson, Bob Davis Jr., Kirk Howell, Mark Carlisle and Paul Carlisle.
Special thanks to the nurses, aides and staff at Cherokee County Health and Rehab and sitters Lucy and Selena for their compassionate care.
The family will accept friends for visitation on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Apr. 9, 2012