Age: 76 Address: Pensacola Community Date of Death: Thursday, December 12, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: Ralph Wayne Wilson of Pensacola entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 12th at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Alex and Florence Sturgill Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Thurman Cook. Ralph was a member of Pensacola Freewill Baptist Church who worked many years for Hickory Springs Mfg. until his retirement. He loved to hunt and to be outdoors.
Surviving are his loving wife of 42 years, Charlene Freeman Wilson; step-son, Kenny Freeman of Burnsville; two sisters: Anna Kate Cook of Valdese and Barbara Watts and husband, Bobby, of Limestone, TN; seven brothers: J. E. Wilson and wife, Amaryllis, of Burnsville, Robert Wilson and wife, Evelyn, of South Toe, Willard Wilson and wife, Ann, of Swannanoa, Jeter Wilson and wife, Linda, of Durham, Frank Wilson and wife, Mary Emily, of Burnsville, Arthur Wilson of Burnsville, and David Wilson and wife, Janice, of Walters, Oklahoma. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th in the chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Big Tom Wilson Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Yancey County for the wonderful care given to Ralph.