21 August, 1934 – 18 January, 2020
Douglas M. Wilson, age 85, of Waxhaw, lovingly known as Pawpaw went home to be with the Lord on January 18, 2020.
He retired from Alltel after 42 years and began his true passion in life which was raising and teaching the children in Waxhaw at the family daycare. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman who will truly be missed by many and has left behind a great legacy. His one true love was his wife, Irene. They spent 61 years on this earth together and they now have been heavenly united at last.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sons, Clyde Douglas Wilson, Mark Darren Wilson and Jerry Van Wilson.
He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Wilson; his grandchildren, Tasha Starnes, David Wilson, Casey Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Jennifer Hegler, Morgan Wilson and Trevor Wilson; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.
The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until 2:30pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Waxhaw Baptist Church with a service to celebrate his life beginning at 2:30pm in the church sanctuary. Interment will follow in Waxhaw City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers Pawpaw's wish would be to have contributions given to his great-grandson Levi Starnes's Education Fund by mailing to State Employee's Credit Union, In care of Tasha Starnes P.O. Box 687, Waxhaw, NC 28173. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Wilson family.
- Visitation Wednesday, 22 January , 2020
- Funeral Service Wednesday, 22 January , 2020
- Committal Service Wednesday, 22 January , 2020
January 21, 2020
Almost all of my early memorys are from the Wilsons daycare, I made so many friends there. I can remember getting there about 7:30, with just a few kids there mornings were quiet. Maw maw would make toast i believe. And ill never forget the way paw paw laughed. After a while when it was still morning we would go outside and jump on the trampolines or get in the pool, around 12 I believe. We would all line up for lunch, everything maw maw made was amazing even that ramen noodle soup it was all amazing. Then we would watch an old VHS movie, we got to vote for it of course. Then after that it was back to outside we would get dirty in the red dirt, play ball, go fishing, play tag, fight our own little wars, and many more I cant quite remember off the top of my head. Every once in a while I wonder what ever happend to the people i knew there. Like Jack, Evan, Ethan, Dalton, both the Zachs, both the Megams, Sarah, Will, Gage, and Nathan, Ian, and quite a few more. Again Ill never forget how Paw paw would laugh, if youve tead this far I hope you can relate in some way to these memories.
Well all miss you Paw Paw.
January 21, 2020
I remember when pawpaw would see me every morning i would come to his daycare he would always mess up my name to joke around with me. I remember the first time he taught me how to drive the golf cart and when i caunght my first fish in the pond. He was not only a care provider towards me while i was at his daycare he was also a grandfather to me. I will miss him dearly. I hope he can see me now and be proud of the young woman i have now become