Age: 71 Address: McMahan Road, Burnsville Date of Death: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Arrangements: Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue in Asheville
Details: Pastor Furman Roger Wilson of McMahan Rd., Burnsville, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
A native of Macon Co., he was a son of the late Radford and Virta Anders Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Katie Ann Wilson.
Pastor Wilson retired after 40 years from American Enka. He was a founding and charter member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Candler, where he served as pastor. He was a charter member of the Primitive Quartet, and a past Master of the Masonic Hominy Lodge #491, and transferred to the Burnsville Lodge.
Pastor Wilson is survived by his wife, Margie Letterman Wilson; daughters Carol (Dennis) Randall, Debbie (Jay) Roberson, Sherry (Jim) Rice, and Jennifer (Jerry) Bradford; sons Curtis Bradley, Richard (Cindy) Blevins, Ronald (Pam) Blevins, and Donald (Tonya) Blevins; grandchildren Brandy Rice, Justin Roberson, Andy, Shannon, Lacey, and Chelsea Blevins, Hannah, Heidi, and Sarah Blevins, Jaron, Jessica, Jonathan, and Jacob Bradford; great-granddaughter Allie Blevins; sisters Jean (Floyd) Jones, and Judy (Red) Bullman; and brothers Norman (Wanda) Wilson, and Truman (Linda) Wilson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Bethesda Baptist Church, with the Revs. Dale Banks and Michael Banks officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pastor Wilson will be taken to the church at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday where he will remain until the service hour on Friday. His family will receive friends at the church from 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Baptist Church, PO Box 1357, Candler, NC 28715.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave in Asheville, NC is assisting the Wilson family. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to the website; www.grocefuneralhome.com.