Age: 89 Address: Newdale Community of Yancey County, North Carolina Date Of Death: Sunday, October 29, 2017 Arrangements: Henline-Hughes Funeral Home
Robert Charles Wilson, of Newdale, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the MemoryCare unit of the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine, NC. Born on September 10, 1928, Charles was the son of the late Raymond and Pearl Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by Juanita Johnson Wilson, his wife of 68 years, who passed away on January 20, 2013. Charles was also preceded in death by sisters: True Elliot and Winnie McKinney and two brothers, Orin John and Frank Wilson, all of Newdale.
Left to celebrate his memory is his daughter, Janet Wyatt, and her husband Frank along with grandson, Joshua Wyatt and wife Felicia Ayers Wyatt; grandson, Robert Micah Wyatt and great grandson Andrew Wyatt, all of Newdale. He is also survived by one sister, Faye Boone.
Charles was a member of Liberty Covenant Church of Micaville where he served with a passion for building God's kingdom. Not only did he oversee and manage the construction of the sanctuary at Liberty Covenant, but he was instrumental in helping the church acquire the property. In his lifetime, Charles was greatly involved in the building of at least three other churches in the area. He also served as a lay-speaker and Sunday School Superintendent in the Methodist Church and later as an elder at Faith Fellowship Church in Newdale. His passion was to work in the church and serve the people of his community.
Charles was a jack-of-all-trades. Over the years, he drove trucks, ran heavy equipment, operated a general store, farmed, ran a rock crusher and finally developed and built Wilson's Trout Farm in the Glen Ayre section of Mitchell County. After retiring from the fish business, he and his wife, Juanita, assisted the family in converted the fish business into Living Waters Campground which his daughter and her family now operate.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Funeral services will be held at Liberty Covenant Church on Highway 19E in Micaville at 2pm on Wednesday, November 1st. Friends will be received at the church from 1 - 2 pm prior to the service. Burial will be in the Faith Fellowship Cemetery on Champ Ray Road. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. The family also offers special thanks to the staff at Mitchell House, Charles' niece, Melba Randolph and the amazing residents in the MemoryCare Unit.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home of Bakersville is assisting the Wilson Family.