Ray W. "Coach" Wilson
July 24, 1940 - January 19, 2013
Sunset Beach, NC
Ray W. "Coach" Wilson age 72 of Sunset Beach, NC passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born in New York on July 24, 1940 to Violet G. Wilson of Ocean Isle Beach, NC and the late Peter Wilson.
"Coach" Wilson's first love was his wife Jill; his next love was his career in teaching and coaching sports. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He taught and coached for 25 years in New Jersey at Toms River High School in Hammonton, NJ; Lakewood High School; Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, and at Ocean College in Toms River, NJ. After his retirement in 1991 he and his wife moved to Brunswick County where he taught Physical Education and was a coach at North Myrtle Beach High School and later was a basketball volunteer at West Brunswick High School.
He touched a lot of lives and everyone that came into contact with him was a better person for having known him. Coach Wilson will be greatly missed.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his loving wife of 45 years, Jill F. Wilson of the home; two sons, Derek Wilson and wife, Tracy of Winston Salem, NC and Todd C. Wilson of Sunset Beach, NC; three grandchildren Andrew, Anna Grace and Zachary Wilson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4PM Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, Shallotte.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852 or to the
7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.
Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC