James Clayton (JC) Wilson, 95, went to be with the Lord on December 18, 2013.
Mr. Wilson was born in Mendota, VA, but had lived most of his life in Sullivan County/Tri-Cities area. He was the son of Clayton and Bessie Clark Wilson Hobbs, but was raised by his grandparents, James C. and Julie Cunningham-Clark.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Lacey Wilson, 1-17-2012; and a grandson, Jamie Briton Wilson, of Atlanta, GA, 6-6-1990. Also, preceding him in death was sister, Eula Estele Wilson; half-sisters, Aileen Leonard, of Bristol, TN, and Polly Sue Morgan of Bristol, VA; half-brothers, Wayne Hobbs, of Bristol, TN, and Sam & Jerry Hobbs, of Bristol, VA.
Survivors include three daughters, Martha Feathers, Bristol, TN, Bernice & husband, Harley Carrier, of Piney Flats, TN, and Mary & husband, Larry Melvin, of Gray, TN; Two sons, Larry Wilson, of Bristol, TN, and James D. Wilson & wife, Norma, of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and two half-sisters, Minnie Mae Hobbs & Sue Miller, of Bristol, TN.
Mr. Wilson retired from the Bristol Memorial Hospital as a Maintenance Engineer and from Fred Hayes Mechanic Contractor. He was a member of the Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Hospital Engineers and the NFPA Association.
Mr. Wilson was a charter member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He served as an usher, was on the Building and Ground Committee and was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
Mr. Wilson was a member of M.M. Martin Masonic Lodge #547 and served as a chaplain for several years.
The family will receive friends Friday, December 20, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens in Gray, TN.
The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens. Reverend James Cambron will officiate.
A graveside service will immediately follow the funeral service at New Bethel Cemetery in Piney Flats, TN. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class and his Masonic friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to the Mountain View Building Fund or the Shrine Cripple Children’s Fund, PO Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663.
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Snyder’s Memorial Gardens is proudly serving the Wilson family.