GASTONIA - Eddie Joel Wilson, 62, of 1011 West Fourth Ave., passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2013 at his residence.
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He was a native of Mecklenburg County, born Aug. 16, 1950, to the late Albert L and Clara Taylor Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Donald, Charlie, Ken and Mike
Eddie was a proud US Marine Corp. Vietnam veteran, and had retired from Carolina Dixie Vim as store manager.
Survivors include his son, Jason Michael Wilson and a daughter Tina Marie Wilson and her fiancé Jeremy Whisnant; four grandchildren Tyler, Zach, Kylie, Furious and Xavier; brothers, Jerry Wilson and Bobby Wilson of Gastonia; a sisterb Faye Brinkley of San Diego ; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with the Rev. Christy Wilson Moss officiating, and military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard
Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Interment will be Private at Hollywood Cemetery.
The family would like to send a heartfelt special thanks to Eddie's Hospice nurse Cindy Mitchell and Gaston Hospice.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 8, 2013