John D. Wilson, Sr.

September 23, 1941January 4, 2021

John David Wilson, Sr. was born September 23, 1941 in Tifton, GA to the late Thelma Brown Wilson and John Roy Wilson and passed away on January 4, 2021.

Mr. Wilson graduated from Dreher High School and attended USC. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He retired as president of David Wilson and Associates after a long career of over 40 years in sales, marketing and manufacturing of the menswear industry. He was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lula Blanks Wilson; children, John David “Dave” Wilson, Jr. (Christine) of Lexington, SC, Douglas “Doug” Carlisle Wilson (Jon Bruno) of Los Angeles, CA and Dean Matthew Wilson and fiancé, Julie Lutton of Columbia, SC; two precious grandchildren, Sydney Christina Wilson and Clark Dillard Wilson of Lexington, SC who were so dear to him and affectionately called him “Granddaddy”. Also surviving is his sister-in-law, Janet Blanks of Columbia.

The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. Memorials may be sent to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 or Carolina Sunshine for Children at or PO Box 1803, Columbia, SC 29202.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


John D. Wilson, Sr.

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Chip Manini

January 8, 2021

I feel like I lost my second Dad. Thoughts and prayers to my extended Wilson family.