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Tara Garden Chapel

681 North Ave, Jonesboro, GA

OBITUARY

Eugene K. Wilson III

January 2, 1940September 12, 2012
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Eugene Kelsey Wilson, III was born January 2, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Eugene Kelsey Wilson, Jr. and Evelyn Marie Wilson. Gene, departed in the early morning hours of September 12, 2012. Gene married Martha Wilson in 1976, and they embarked on many wonderful adventures together. He worked as a Transportation Specialist in the U.S. Army, as well as teaching History at Georgia Perimeter College, and Clayton State College. He loved History, militaria, skirmishing, and the mountains. He leaves to tell his stories, his wife Martha Wilson, his children Hope Wilson, Lynn Pullen (Eric), Kelly McRary (Glen), and Kelsey Wilson (Christy). His beloved grandchildren Jessica, Stephanie, Amy, Lee, Brendan, Kira, Ailey, and Emma. He was also blessed to have many family and friends to fondly remember him. The Family will receive friends on Friday September 14, 2012, between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00pm at Tara Garden Chapel, located at 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro, GA 30236. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00am in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow in Arlington Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • Interment Saturday, September 15, 2012

Memories

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R B Rosenburg

October 9, 2012

We will miss Gene faithfully laboring in the trenches at Clayton State University. I had the distinct privilege of serving as both his colleague and immediate supervisor. He never shirked his duties, despite teaching a heavy load, with many of his history classes on MWF mornings, back-to-back-to-back. A short time ago, I discovered his archived guest appearance on "Antique Roadshow" in Savannah in 2003, during which he presented his genuine and rare Joe Brown Pike. You can watch the episode here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200301A32.html Gene's love of militaria was both evident and infectious. He inspired me to be a better military historian, regaling me with stories of his time as a cadet at VMI and as a Warrant officer in Vietnam. Thank you, Gene, for your service and for spending some time with us.

September 14, 2012

Bill & Vickie Scholz

Herbert Hammond

September 14, 2012

Gene was an officer and gentleman in finest tradtion of VMI. He was a kind human being and a true friend to me. He was also a respected colleague at Clayton State University. I will miss the hours spent with him and there will be none would could replace the comraderie we shared. May he rest in peace. Martha you are in our prayers. Herb and Sharon Hammond

Jack Riddle

September 14, 2012

The roar and smoke from Gene's Enfield will be missed in the reenactments in Winchester, VA., as will his devotion to Southern history. I will miss this gentleman and soldier...
Jack Riddle

September 13, 2012

Gene will certainly be missed by his friends and family. He was a good neighbor to my Dad, Ed Langley and my mother, Elaine. Please know our love and prayers are with you, Martha and your family as well. Martha and John Lappington and Ed Langley.

Peter Bonner

September 13, 2012

I could always count on Gene to cut thru the all the junk and give it to me straight. He was a wealth of knowledge, but with a humility and humor that made it palatable even when he was proving me wrong. I pray Gods grace and peace bring comfort to his sweet family.

September 13, 2012

A scholar, a gentleman,a good friend, a great historian and storyteller. Gene will talk the ears off everyone in heaven and they will love every monent! Good bye my friend, Kay Dreyer

Wes Frantz

September 13, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about Gene. We enjoyed meeting him and getting to know him. We shall cherish the Winchester memories. Ruth and Wes Frantz. (5th Connecticut)

Donald Furlong

September 13, 2012

So sorry to hear about Gene but will cherish the memories. With love and caring hearts. Don and Roberta Furlong

September 13, 2012

Gene's passing has left a big hole in our hearts

Ken and Georjeanne Mott

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