Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN


Winfred Garland Wilson

December 4, 1944September 3, 2020

Winfred Garland Wilson, age 75, passed away peacefully due to heart complications on September 3, 2020 at home. Garland was the beloved husband of Rebecca Leatherwood Wilson for forty-two years. He was the cherished father of Barrett Garland Wilson (Katlyn) and Mathew Samuel Wilson. He was also a much loved brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Garland was a Christian and a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for 37 years. He was a graduate of Farragut High School and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During his career he was an industrial engineer at Fulton Syphlon, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. Taking early retirement, Garland pursued his enjoyment of real estate development, management, and home construction. He loved his country and was a true patriot, having served in the U.S. Navy. Garland treasured his weekly Thursday morning Bible study with friends. Garland dedicated his life in adherence to the living scriptures and his relationship with the Lord. He is preceded in death by his father Winfred Oliver Wilson and mother Iva James Wilson. He is survived by his wife Rebecca, his sons Barrett (Katlyn) and Mathew, two brother-in-laws, nieces, cousins, and countless friends. He is deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am at Highland Memorial Gardens located at 5315 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Dr. Jim McKinney will be officiating the service. Due to the pandemic, a celebration of Garland’s life will be scheduled at a later date. The family will respectfully require all attendees wear masks and remember social distancing for safety. The family kindly requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church at 9132 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee 37923 or to Compassion International (www.compassion.com).


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020


Winfred Garland Wilson

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Jeff Bales

September 13, 2020

I have been connected with Garland in many facets for over twenty years. He was like a father to me. I think he was the smartest man I have ever known. I will miss our talks and his wisdom. My sympathy to Becky and their wonderful family.
Jeff Bales

Mona Smith

September 12, 2020

Garland was a wonderful man and precious friend from my high school days at Farragut. He will certainly be missed and my prayers are with you and your family during this time for comfort and peace. All God's blessings, Mona Isbell Smith

Mark Black

September 11, 2020

Garland. Was more then a friend....He cared for everyone he ever met...He personally helped me for the last 20 years plus ....able to work with him. In the rental business and. Sharing with me where deals on maintance supplies was the cheapest price ...to guiding me how to build my enclosed porch....Loved this man for his faith in God and his friendship.....Committing to help his family with anything they need help with....

Tim Kalthoff

September 11, 2020

Thoughts and Prayers are with you and family. Garland was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. A true gentleman.
Hang in there sweet lady.
Tim and Pam


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