Carson Wade Wilson

December 20, 1942March 8, 2018

Carson Wade Wilson, born on December 20, 1942 in Kingsport, TN, passed from this earthly life on March 8, 2018 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

Carson was a devoted member of Sunnyside Baptist Church where he was a member of the Board of Deacons and served as Church Trustee until his failing health prevented him from performing these duties. Carson truly loved his church and his church Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Carson was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother who truly loved his family.

Carson was an avid fisherman and hunter who made annual trips to Lake Richard B. Russell State Park in Georgia, and having hunted extensively in Bathy County, VA on Walker Mountain, Mill Creek, Chestnut Ridge, and Jerkim Tight sections. Carson was past Vice President of the Good Ole Boys Hunting Club and a long standing member of the Cherokee Rod and Gun Club. Carson was a 1961 graduate of Lynn View High School where he was voted Most Valuable football player during his senior year. He attended Northeast State Technical College where he studied Chemical Technology and Mathematics; he also studied Chemistry at East Tennessee State University.

Carson retired from Holston Army Ammunition Plant with over 55 years of combined service with Holston Defense Corporation and BAE Systems; having served as Senior Supervising Technologist in the Explosives Finishing, Material Handling, and oversaw Traffic Department until being reassigned as Senior Technical Assistant in Explosives Manufacturing Division working on the implementation of the Manufacturing Resource Planner for the Manufacturing Area. Preceeding Carson in death was his paternal grandfather, Robert Crockett Wilson; paternal grandmother, Magdalene Francis Carter Wilson; maternal grandfather, Henry Hagan Hughes; maternal grandmother, Fern Fugate Hughes; father, Charles L. Wilson; mother, Louise Hughes Wilson; young sister, Kathy Fern; and father-in-law, John H. Barrett, Jr.

Surviving Carson are his loving wife of over 57 years, Sandra Barrett Wilson; son, Brian Wade Wilson; Daughter, Sherry Jacqueline Wilson; grandsons, Harold G. Walker III (Beau) & wife Lauren and Cody Wade Wilson; granddaughter, Carrie JoBeth Walker & fiancé Jerimiah McKinney; brothers, Robert H. Wilson & wife Diana and Charles Creig Wilson & wife Sue; sisters, Carolyn Roselle Templeton and Cindy Lou Williams & husband Jon; great-grandsons, Boone Gray Walker and Penn Solomon Walker; sister-in-law, Sherry Fuller & husband Luther; brother-in-law, John Barrett III & wife Sandy; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday (March 12, 2018) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sunnyside Baptist Church (406 Cooks Valley Road Kingsport, TN 37664). Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Roy Graves and Pastor Beau Walker officiating.

Committal services will be held on Tuesday (March 13, 2018) at 1 p.m. in the Garden of the Well at East Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Scott, Wilmer Duncan, Dustin Wilson, Brandon Wilson, Herb Powers, and Jeff Myers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ratliff Auditorium, Sunday School Class at Sunnyside, and active Deacons.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Sunnyside Baptist Church (c/o building fund) (406 Cooks Valley Road Kingsport, TN 37664).

Online condolences may be made to the Wilson family at East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Wilson family.


  • Sandra Barrett Wilson, Loving Wife of Over 57 Years
  • Brian Wade Wilson, Son
  • Sherry Jacqueline Wilson, Daughter
  • Harold G. Walker III (Beau) & wife Lauren, Cody Wade Wilson, Grandsons
  • Carrie JoBeth Walker & fiance' Jerimiah McKinney, Granddaughter
  • Robert H. Wilson & wife Diana, Charles Creig Wilson & wife Sue, Brothers
  • Carolyn Roselle Templeton, Cindy Lou Williams & husband Jon, Sisters
  • Boone Gray Walker, Penn Solomon Walker, Great-Grandsons
  • Sherry Fuller & husband Luther, Sister-in-Law
  • John Barrett III & wife Sandy, Brother-in-Law
  • Nieces & Nephews, Several
  • Robert Crockett Wilson, Paternal Grandfather - deceased
  • Henry Hagan Hughes, Maternal Grandfather - deceased
  • Fern Fugate Hughes, Maternal Grandmother - deceased
  • Charles L. Wilson, Father - deceased
  • Louise Hughes Wilson, Mother - deceased
  • Kathy Fern, Young Sister - deceased
  • John H. Barrett, Jr., Father-in-Law - deceased
  • Magdalene Francis Carter Wilson, Paternal Grandmother - deceased

  • Jeff Scott
  • Wilmer Duncan
  • Dustin Wilson
  • Brandon Wilson
  • Herb Powers
  • Jeff Myers
  • Ratliff Auditorium, Honorary
  • Sunnyside Baptist Sunday School Class, Honorary
  • Sunnyside Baptist Active Deacons, Honorary

  • Sunnyside Baptist Church Building Fund


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Carson Wade Wilson

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Butch Jones

March 14, 2018

Sandy and family
I am so sorry for your loss and deeply regret not being able to come to Carson's services. Carson was such an inspiration to me and to all he mentored and cared for. I worked with him for over 40 years of his 55 year career at Holston. His counsel was always good, his wisdom amazing and his faith was strong. He has fought the good fight and achieved his eternal crown.
God Bless and keep you.

Teresa Clark

March 12, 2018

Dearest Sandy and Family ,
I am so sorry and deeply saddened for your loss. We pray that in this difficult time , the love of God shelters you with his peace and comfort and mends the pain as you move forward . I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family . Our thoughts and prayers be with you at this time. God rest his soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you . Sending my love and prayers to you Sandy .

Sincere Condolences,

Teresa and John Clark

Pat Dykes Sproles Sproles

March 10, 2018

Sandra and family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Carson. I am so glad you have the support of your family and your church to stand by you. God bless your family and the life of Carson. It seems like just a short time ago that we were in high school together. Carson honored our Lord while on earth and is now rejoicing in heaven! Pat Dykes Sproles

Pat Simpson

March 9, 2018

Sorry to hear of Carson’s passing.My prayers are with Sandy and family.Sorry I am out of town and cannot attend. Pat Simpson.

Brian Lindamood

March 9, 2018

Carson remains a pillar of strength, hope, and conviction. I've known Soldiers who were decorated for valor in combat who couldn't match his courage and focus. When things were at their most challenging Carson was at his best. He never stopped fighting, never stopped believing, never stopped loving. This world loses a powerful teammate and leader. Heaven receives a mighty new angel to join our Lord's ranks. No one deserves this peace and rest more. You will be sorely missed, my brother. The example you lived in this life will serve many for years to come.

Curtis Teague

March 9, 2018

I have known Carson for over 30 years. He was one of the first people in the production area that I came to know when I began work at Holston, and he became a valuable resource to me over my career, as well as a fantastic friend. I will cherish memories of hunting, working on projects and just talking about life in general with Carson. Sandy and family I am sorry for your loss and sorry that I will be away on travel on Monday and will not get to attend the service. Rest assured that Carson will long be remembered by those that were fortunate enough to know him, and we will look forward to the day we see him again in heaven. God bless and rest in peace Carson.

Curtis Teague