Age: 80 Address: Little Creek Community Date Of Death: Thursday, March 31, 2016 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Royce Wilson, age 80, of the Little Creek Community, went home to be with his Lord on March 31st, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. He was a son of the late Will and Laura Williams Wilson also of Little Creek. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Blanche Hensley and Gladys Higgins and a brother, JD Wilson. Mr. Wilson proudly served in the US Navy, worked at the NC Department of Corrections and retired as an iron worker. He attended the Little Creek Church and the Higgins Freewill Baptist Church. Royce enjoyed music, hunting, fishing, traveling and most of all spending time with his family.
Left behind to cherish the memories are his loving wife of 57 years, Lee Ann Wilson; sons: Wendell Wilson and wife, Brenda and Randell Wilson and wife, Ida Mae; grandsons: Jennings Wilson and wife, Casey, Kevin Wilson and wife, Haley, and Brodie Wilson; granddaughter, Summer Wilson Mitchell and husband, Adam; great-grandsons: Hayden, Sawyer, Asher Wilson, and Tilman Mitchell; sister, Yvonne Phillips; brothers: F.P. Wilson and Duff Wilson and wife, Zenebia. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 4th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Lou Franklin and Rev. Junior Peterson will officite. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the funeral services at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Higgins Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Sgt. E.L. Randolph, Chapter #57 D.A.V. Pallbearers will be: Jennings, Kevin and Brodie Wilson, Adam Mitchell, Tracy Hensley and Alton Higgins.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association Donation Processing Center at PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.