Jerry David Wilson, 73, of 21008 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek died Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The funeral will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 8, at Prosperity Friends Meeting, 2449 River Road, Robbins, NC 27325 with Pastor Terry Reynolds and Rev. Robert Kidd presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Jerry was born in Chatham County, NC to the late Walter and Sue Wilson on June 12, 1944. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ann H. Wilson; one son, Jeffrey D. Wilson and wife Angela of Bear Creek; two grandchildren, Jamie and Benjamin Wilson; one brother, Jimmie Wilson and wife Helen; two sisters, Cindy Dixon and husband Keith; Lisa Scott and husband Randy; and several special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Wilson was a lifelong member of Prosperity Friends Meeting, where he had served as an elder and meeting clerk and was an active choir member. He was also a charter member of the South Chatham Lions Club. Jerry was a 1962 graduate of Chatham Central High School and a 1964 graduate of N.C. State with a degree in agriculture.
Mr. Wilson was the President and owner of Wilson Brothers Milling Company, Inc., in Bear Creek, where he had been employed over 50 years.
Jerry loved spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Bennett Baptist Church Sunday, January 7, from 2:00-4:00 PM. This will be a combined visitation with his nephew, Michael Wilson. The family will also receive friends other times at his home.
Memorials can be made to Prosperity Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund C/O Marlyn Scott, PO Box 79, Bear Creek, NC 27207 or to South Chatham Lions Club C/O Ronald Scott, 1789 Ronald Scott Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Wilson family.