Edward Wilson, 83, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Sol and Sarah Hayes Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there for several years. In his earlier years he loved to hunt.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Taylor Wilson, who died July 22, 2002; a son, Frankie Edward Wilson; a sister, Ina Wilson Ward; and five brothers, Vernon, Mike, Lonnie, Ernest and Robert K. Wilson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Tony Frazier, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Aaron Frazier and wife Greta and Chandra Calhoun and husband Tim; four great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Arnett and husband Mark, Phillip Taylor, Madison Calhoun and Bryson Calhoun; two sisters, Lizzie Wilson Mercer, West Columbia, Texas, and Carolyn Wilson Milam, Johnson City; four brothers, Ralph Wilson and wife Lee, Grady Wilson and wife Sofia Wilson, Conway Wilson and wife Ruth and Arlie “Skip” Wilson, all of Elizabethton; and four sisters-in-law, Hazel Wilson, Marie Wilson, Anna Lee Oliver and Gennivee Farmer. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Wilson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 31, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roy Wilson and Mr. Richard Bowers officiating. Interment will follow in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces, nephews and many friends. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Tony Frazier, 314 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Wilson to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or to the Blevins Cemetery Fund, c/o Sofia Wilson, 237 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences to the Wilson family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.