Charles Edward Wilson, age 87, a resident of 1506 Washington Street, Kings Mountain, NC, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. Born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Martin Luther Wilson, Sr. and Essie Pearl Allman Wilson and was also preceded in death by his brother Martin Luther Wilson, Jr. A former member of the Kings Mountain Rotary Club, Citizens Who Care, Kings Mountain and the NC Army National Guard Association, a member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain where he sang in the choir. Charles also donated the sound system for the hearing impaired at First Baptist Church and East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. He served in the US Marines during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the NC National Guard after 35 years serving as a Master Sergeant with the 105th Engineer Battalion.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 59 years, Coleen Brooks Wilson; Sons: Fleete L. Wilson and wife Lesia, Kings Mountain, NC; Baron L. Wilson and wife Sharon, Roxboro, NC; Brother: Robert Lee “Bob” Wilson and wife Julia C. “Judy” Kings Mountain, NC; Sister-in-law: Sandra B. Wilson, Kings Mountain, NC; Grandchildren: Brooks Wilson and wife Megan, Gatlinburg, TN; Fleete L. “Chip” Wilson, II Kings Mountain, NC; Casey Wilson and wife Kaitlyn, Roxboro, NC; Great Grandchild: Claire Wilson, Gatlinburg, TN
FUNERAL SERVICE: Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:00 A.M. Rev. Harold E. Fite, officiating.
VISITATION: 9:30 to 10:30 Prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery with full military honors provided by the NC National Guard
MEMORIALS: Kings Mountain Hospice House, 961 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby,NC 28150
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC