Gene Frederick WILSON

New River Valley, Virginia

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I believe that a worthy goal in life is to strive for people to see Jesus in us more than they see us. Gene Wilson met that goal. Colonel Wilson had a wonderful impact on me as a cadet and as a man. My family and I extend our deepest sympathies to his family and hope they find strength in knowing that Colonel Wilson is with our Lord.

Col. Wilson was highly influential in my life, and in the lives of countless others. He was a humble leader, patient teacher, and role model who invested much of his life in the lives of others - his work and service will have an eternal impact. We grieve now, and we miss him; but we rejoice that he is now resting peacefully in the arms of the Savior. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Gene would greet everyone with a smile and show the love of God with his actions. He is an inspiration, and a great mentor. I was blessed to know him.

Faith is believing in what you cannot see. I know Gene knew that because he said "I am going to faith my way through this." Thank you Gene, for your witness to me. You are no longer here but you still exist. And you left us that wonderful attitude that we might faith our way through life as well.

Gene was a wonderful friend and Christian man. Gene's seat was empty at Sunday School today. We know he is with the Father!!! We will miss him greatly. Our prayers are with Mary, his children and grandchildren.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We loved and respected Col. Wilson. He was a wonderful man.


Gene's Obituary

Gene WILSON passed away in New River Valley, Virginia. Funeral Home Services for Gene are being provided by McCoy Funeral Home. The obituary was featured in Roanoke Times on July 28, 2013.