Age: 84Address: Pensacola
Date of Death: Thursday, December 27, 2012
Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Billy Brooks "Sonny" Wilson of Pensacola, passed away peacefully, at his home on Thursday, December 27th. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Pem Brook and Ruth Riddle Wilson and third generation owner of B B Wilson Grocery.Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Katie Penland Wilson; and two daughters; Linda Griffith and husband David and Claudette Childs and husband Don, all of Pensacola. Three grandchildren: Michael Griffith, Jonathan Griffith and Cynthia Brown and six great grandchildren: Christian and Jordan Whitson, Brandon and Tyler Brown and Emily and Katie Griffith also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A. M. Saturday in Laurel Branch Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Rev. Ray Strickland will officiate. Burial will be in the Riddle Family Cemetery on Pine Cone Lane. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the fellowship hall at the church. At other times they will be at his home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC or Laurel Branch Baptist Church, 12 Pensacola School Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.