Earl Wilson Jr. (1946 - 2018)

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Earl Wilson, Jr. September 16, 1946 July 3, 2018 MONROE - Dr. Earl Wilson, Jr., 71, The Reverend Dr. Earl Wilson, Jr. born September 16, 1946, in Bolton, North Carolina, to the late Earl Wilson, Sr. and the late Louise (Bland) Wilson passed away surrounded by family early Tuesday morning, in Monroe, North Carolina. Earl, Jr. was a graduate of Berry O'Kelly High School in Raleigh, NC, Shaw University, and Duke University. He tirelessly served the United Methodist Church in a variety of appointments until his retirement in 2012. Earl was the beloved husband of Doris (Kinlaw) Wilson whom he married in December of 1969. In addition to his wife Doris, he is survived by his son, LT Earl Wilson, III and his wife, Camilla, of Okinawa, Japan; his daughter, Lindy Overstreet, of Monroe, NC; four grandchildren, Harrison, Emery, Austin, and Cara; and a sister, Linda Richardson, of Newark, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to Levine Children's Cancer Center, Duke Divinity School, or Mount Tabor UMC in Earl's memory. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at a memorial service at Mount Tabor UMC on Saturday, July 14th, at 11 am.
Published in Charlotte Observer on July 13, 2018