Published 8:40 am Tuesday, May 12, 2015
R.J. Wilson, 75, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, at his home.
Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Robert Butler and Cora Ann Bowers Wilson and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Brenda Greene Wilson, on May 10, 2012; five sisters, Nora Hardin, Wilma Chambers, Margaret Blackburn, Patsy Wilson and Ruby Williams; and two brothers, James Wilson and Roy Wilson, who died in Vietnam.
He is survived by his sons, Randall J. Wilson and Michael Lynn Wilson, both of Elizabethton; grandchildren, Erica C. Wilson, Heather Wilson, Mikey Wilson and Cody Wilson; great-grandchildren, Logan Scott Wilson, Jolie McKenzie Wilson, Macayla Lynn Wilson, Jacob Allan Edmison, Hayley Diane Edmison, Eli Stetson Rost, Quinton Cole Wilson, Blake Allan Wilson and Levi Randall Wilson; and a brother, Willard Pete Wilson, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A funeral service for R.J. Wilson will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, with Rev. Mark Street officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mike Clark, Bob Wright, Roger Whitson, Bobby Wilson, Charlie Ferreal and Jason Price. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet the family at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Wilson family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.