Age: 79 Address: Marion Date of Death: Saturday, June 15, 2013 Arrangements: Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion
Details: Mr. Floyd Willie Wilson, 79, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the McDowell Hospital. He was born Dec. 24, 1933, to the late Clifford Lee Wilson and Mrs. Bertha Nell Halford Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was an active member of more than 40 years and served as past choir leader of Sugar Hill Baptist Church, enjoyed playing golf and working the local flea markets. He was a gifted musician, having owned his own band, writing and recording songs on CD's and playing at times in Nashville, Tenn., with various country musicians. He owned and operated Wilson's Music Center for many years.
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Charles Ray and Mr. Herman Eugene Wilson; and one sister, Ms. Jewell Virginia Wilson.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Barbara Jean Conner Wilson, of the home; daughters, Gail Bailey and husband, Steve, of Marion, Linda Beam and husband, Joseph, of Nebo, and Rhonda Messer, also of Marion. He is survived by sister, Geneva Smith, of Elizabethton, Tenn., Mildred Goins, of Spruce Pine, and Betty Wilson, of Orlando, Fla. Mr. Wilson is survived by four grandchildren, Chad Bailey, Jakan Beam, Nikki Hoskins, and Sydney Messer. Four great-grandchildren also survive, Colby and Caydence Bailey, and Knox and Draya Hoskins.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 19, at Sugar Hill Baptist Church beginning at 2 p.m. Visitation will be this evening (Tuesday, June 18), from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCall Memorial Chapel, Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. Burial will follow the services at Montford Cove Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed and appreciated. Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to make them to Sugar Hill Baptist Church, general fund. Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion has the honor of serving the Wilson family.