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Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

William Henry Wilson

January 22, 1940January 4, 2020
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William H. “Bill” Wilson, 79, of Knoxville, born January 22, 1940, died January 4, 2020. Mr. Wilson was a Veteran of the United States Army, a 1961 graduate of Bearden High School, longtime bowler at Fountain Lanes, and member of the East Tennessee Friends of the NRA Committee. He was a long time employee of Pepsi Bottling Company, Kays Ice Cream, and Linen Service of Tennessee.

Preceded in death by parents William R. Wilson and Mary Wilson Orbke. Survived by his son Michael Wilson and brother-in-law Raymond Beeler. Bill also leaves behind his friends Harry Ayles, Doris Beck, Carol Barber, Denise Satterfield, The Sharp Family, The Finchum Family, and The Clapp Family.

Mr. Wilson was a Charter Member of Glen Oak Baptist Church, longtime attendee of Dutch Valley Baptist Church, and a member of Anchor Holds Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Hinkle, Jim Yearwood, Jeff Starner, Mike Holloway, Jim Wright, Jr., and Bob Jones. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Anchor Holds Baptist Church, 4601 Old Broadway, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37918 and East Tennessee Friends of the NRA PO Box 12488, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37912. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919, with a funeral service to follow at 7pm. Family and friends will meet Friday, January 10, 2020 at Berry Highland Memorial at 12:45pm for a 1pm interment service with Rev. Charlie Reynolds and Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating. Friends may leave their thoughts and memories at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Serive Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 10, 2020

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Cathy (Cravener) Eldridge

January 13, 2020

My name is Cathy Cravener from Whitehall, OH. My parents where Audrey and Clarence Cravener. I am sorry to find that Billy has passed away. I have been doing family genealogy off and on for years. I wish I could had spoke to him. Mary is my Dad sister from PA. I have some old photos of Billy from PA and Whitehall when the family would come and visit us. If any family members would like to chat with me my email is farmhouseporch@yahoo.com. My home phone number is 614 245-4359. Cathy Eldridge

MICHAEL WILSON

January 11, 2020

Love You Dad. Gonna miss ya but will see ya again..

Betty Young

January 11, 2020

He was a sweet and good man. I know you will miss him. I'm asking God to send the Holy Spirit to comfort you and give you peace.

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