GASTONIA - Ben Lee Wilson went home to be with God on Jan. 23, 2013, at 6:50 a.m.
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A native of Gastonia, he was born Dec. 31, 1925, to the late Julius Clayton Wilson and Clara Ramsey Wilson.
Ben was a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines.
With more than 47 years working in electrical construction, his career included power line, industrial, and commercial contract work. He was a de-voted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed. Left to cherish his memory include five daughters, Tula Long of Ranlo, Donna Caldwell of High Point, Cindy West and husband Pug of Castle Hayne, Brenda White and husband Hal of Dallas, and Lillian Todd and husband Grier of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brother Trent Wilson and sister Ola Dabrowski.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Edna, parents, one brother, and three sisters.
Visitation for friends and family will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home in Bessemer City.
Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City, NC with the Rev. William Mauney officiating.
Military honors will be performed by the Bessemer City American Legion Post 243 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Modena Baptist Church, 734 N. Modena Street, Gastonia, NC 28054.
To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.
Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 25, 2013