George Hugh Wilson Jr.

February 28, 1930March 17, 2020

George H. Wilson, age 90, passed away on March 17, 2020 in a local hospital.

He was preceded in death by both his first and second wives, Mary Spencer Wilson and Barbara Switzer Wilson.

He is survived by his loving sister Billie Best, originally from Asheville, NC; two sons, Jeffrey S. Wilson, Chattanooga, TN and Scott S. Wilson, Corona, California; daughter, Wendy Wilson Starnes, Chattanooga, TN; stepson, Colonel Jefferson G. Hawkins, USAF; He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wilson was born in Asheville, NC and was a 1948 graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War era serving on three aircraft carriers, the USS F. D. Roosevelt, USS Coral Sea, and the USS Midway.

Mr. Wilson enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the healthcare field. He served successively as Vice President – Human Resources, Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette, PA; Vice President Corporate Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Rockford, IL, and Chicago, IL. He then retired as Vice President – Administration, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL.

Interment with military honors will be scheduled for a later date at Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN at

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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  • Mary Spencer Wilson, First Wife (deceased)
  • Barbara Switzer Wilson, Second Wife (deceased)
  • Billie Best, Sister
  • Jeffrey S. Wilson, Son
  • Scott S. Wilson, Son
  • Wendy Wilson Starnes, Daughter
  • Colonel Jefferson G. Hawkins, Stepson
  • He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


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George Hugh Wilson Jr.

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Wendy Wilson

April 7, 2020

My Father was a true gentleman. He was very kind and giving. His biggest thrill was doing things for the three of us. He loved me unconditionally and told me I was his best friend. He trusted me to take care of him and I did the best that I could. He and I had a good time together and laughed a lot and listened to music all of the time. He was funny and very smart. I miss him very much.

Judy Defoor

March 20, 2020

Sorry to hear about your dad. It is a mixed up emotion to lose such an honorable parent who lived a full life.
Hoping you are well.
Judy D