Mr. Jimmie Ray Wilson, 82, of Bear Creek, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at his home. A private family Graveside service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Prosperity Friends Church with Pastor Val Chadwick and Rev. Robert Kidd presiding. The funeral home will be open during regular business hours for those wishing to sign the register and pay their respects.
Jimmie was born in Chatham County, N.C. in 1938, son of the late Walter Alexander Wilson and Susie Catherine Jones Wilson. He worked along side his family in W.A. Wilson & Sons Poultry which became Wilson Brothers Milling Co., Inc. where he retired to start Wilson Farms. Along with his family he raised cattle which he’d done since his youth. He took great pride in raising the best livestock possible. Jimmie was a hard worker and known for his kindness and generosity as well as being a voice of reason. He loved his family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews brought much joy his life. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Jerry, his son Michael and his grandson Steven Lee Vaughn.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Edwards Wilson of the home; daughters, Jeanne W. Vaughn and husband Joe of Bear Creek and Rebekah Sue Wilson also of Bear Creek; daughter-in-law, Jackie P. Wilson of Bear Creek; sisters, Cindy Dixon and husband Keith and Lisa Scott and husband Randy all of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Kevin Vaughn, Eric Wilson, Jacob Phillips, Alex Wilson and Cadie Phillips and great-grandchildren, Michael Wilson, Kaileyann Phillips and Rowan Wilson, many nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made in Jimmie’s memory to Prosperity Friends Church Cemetery Fund / Marlyn Scott P.O. Box 79 Bear Creek, N.C. 27207.
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