Thomas Calvin Wilson

July 15, 1924June 30, 2018

Thomas Calvin Wilson, age 93, of Newton, NC, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born July 15, 1924 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Thomas Avery Wilson and Rosa Belle Stilwell Wilson.

Thomas worked for 35 years with Crawford Sprinkler Company of Hickory as a Sales Engineer. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving in the Atlantic Campaign as a Second Class Petty Officer. He served on a PV1 Bomber as a radio operator.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Baucom Wilson; and a brother, Floyd Worth Wilson; half-brothers, Claude and Ellis Zimmerman; and half-sister, Pauline Zimmerman.

Survivors include his son, John C. Wilson; grandsons, Brian C. Wilson, Sean T. Wilson, and Timothy S. Wilson; great-grandchildren, Ellie, Asher, Cayden, Chandler, Carson & Connor.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Conover with Rev. Mary Miller-Zurell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, NC.

Condolences may be sent to the Wilson family at

In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be given to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 439 7th St. Pl. SW, Conover, NC 28613.

The Wilson family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, July 7, 2018

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C.W. Zimmerman

July 5, 2018

My heart aches. Uncle Tom was very special to me. I will miss him. But I will celebrate his death with good memories of all the time spent with him of my 71 years on this Earth. I regret that I just found out today July 5th about his death and I am unable to make all the arrangements to attend his funeral. My prayers and love to my cousin Johnny and his family. Your Dad was a great man.