Edward E. Wilson

Published 5:06 pm Friday, November 3, 2017

Edward E. Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn., died Thursday, November 2, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Moore Wilson and Maude Pritchard Wilson, and infant brother, James Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Abercrombie Wilson; children, Edward E. (Ward) Wilson Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Huntsville, Ala., Joseph (Joe) Fields Wilson, Memphis, Tenn., and Eleanor (Ellie) Wilson Whitesell and William Whitesell, Knoxville; grandchildren, Hunter Wilson, Anne Louise Wilson, Sally Whitesell and John Whitesell; brother, Thomas Rhea Wilson, Nashville; sister, Sara Wilson Clapp, Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Ed was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on April 3, 1940. He graduated from Young High School in 1957, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1960 and a J.D. Degree in 1963. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in Knoxville, Tenn., and an Assistant District Attorney for Knox and Sullivan counties and practiced law in Knoxville and Elizabethton, Tenn., for several years. He retired from the Office of the District Attorney in Sullivan County, Tenn., in 2006.
Ed was a proud member of St. John’s Cathedral. He refereed high school football games in East Tennessee and was an Official Statistician for the University of Tennessee, working in the press box in Neyland Stadium for many years.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at St. John’s Cathedral, 413 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn., with The Very Reverend John Ross as the Celebrant. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A family internment will take place at St. John’s prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Cathedral, P.O. Box 153, Knoxville, TN 37901.
East Tennessee Mortuary Service, 9024 Middlebrook Pike, is serving the Wilson family.

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