Rev. Earl Wilson
Earl Wilson, age 86, of Hudson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, Hudson. He was born February 18, 1931, son of the late Raymond Wesley and Alice Kelley Wilson.
Rev. Wilson was a retired minister of Rock Chapel Church of God, Granite Falls, where he was pastor for 38 years. He loved his family, fishing, Christmas and big band music.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one grandchild, Sheena Beth Wilson and one son-in-law, Steve Turner.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Susan Riehl Wilson of the home; two sons, Timothy Wilson and wife Vikki of Hickory, Mark Wilson and wife Angie of Hudson; five daughters, Cynthia Turner of Granite Falls, Diane Cline and husband Dan of Granite Falls, Kathy Turner and husband Sam of Hudson, Trish Matthews and husband Jones of Granite Falls, Tamara Faucette and husband Lee of Hudson; one sister, Deborah Rossier of Jacksonville, FL; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, December 22, 2017, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Rock Chapel Church of God, Granite Falls, NC. The funeral will follow at 5:00 PM with Rev. Ron Leasure, Rev. Dr. Dan Turner and Rev. Steve Rauch officiating. Burial will be private at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lenoir at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorials be made to Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street SW, Lenoir, NC 28645
Military honors will be rendered by Caldwell County DAV Chapter 6.