John G. Wilson

by | May 4, 2014 5:18 pm

Last Updated: May 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

John Junior Wilson, 81, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

john j. wilsonBorn July 4, 1932, in Turbeville, he a son of the late John Wilson Sr. and Carrie McFadden Wilson. He attended Clarendon County public schools, including Hickory Grove Parochial School in Turbeville and the Sumter Adult Education program in Sumter. He was employed by T.G. Gamble Oil Co. as a farmer and truck driver. He also worked as a construction worker with Smith Paving.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Edward Wilson; and a daughter.

He married Sister Dorothy Witherspoon on March 15, 1958, and they were blessed with seven children, Curtis L. Wilson of Columbia, the Rev. Dr. Johnnie W. McFadden (Horace) of California, Maryland, Carolyn Wilson-McClendon of Sumter, and Ulysses “Chico” Wilson and Otis Wilson (Linda) of Charlotte, N. C.. He has 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The celebratory services for Mr. Wilson will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Turbeville, with Pastor Ronnie McFadden officiating, the Rev. Dr. Johnnie W. McFadden as eulogist, with Bishop Lucious Wheeler and Elder Willie Witherspoon assisting.

Mr. Wilson will lie in repose one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter Carolyn McClendon, 1324 Blackwell Court, Sumter.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.

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