OBITUARY

Richard Barker Wilson

June 3, 1930June 6, 2018
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Richard Barker Wilson passed away in the early morning of June 6, 2018, three days after celebrating his 88th birthday.

Richard was born on June 3rd 1930 to Alice Williams and James Baird Wilson. Richard was a lifelong resident of Atlanta and grew up in the Buckhead area. Richard attended Darlington High School in Rome Georgia where he was on the track and field team and developed many lifelong friendships. After High school he attended Emory University for a short period prior to enlisting in the USAF. He served from 1951 – 1952 and was a Veteran of the Korean War.

He was a devoted husband and father. He married Sondra “Sunny” Badgett on April 4, 1953. The couple raised two sons and were very involved in all their sports and activities. Richard was very proud of his sons and never missed an opportunity to tell them. Sunny and Richard also enjoyed traveling and entertaining.

While working with his father in the carpet industry, Richard was recruited by a general agent with Connecticut Life (later Mass Mutual) where he worked until he retired.

Richard was preceded in death by Sunny his wife of 49 years, and his brother Ronald Wilson. He is survived by sons Richard “Rick” Wilson and his wife Candice and David Wilson and wife Sally as well as his Sister Charlotte Battin, 5 nieces and two nephews.

Visitation will be held at Patterson & Son Canton Hill on Sunday, June 10 from 4-7 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at Arlington Cemetery in Sandy Springs Monday June 11 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of Flowers the family requests Donations to Darlington School in Rome, Georgia.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard "Rick" Wilson, Son
  • Candice Wilson, Daughter-in-law
  • David Wilson, Son
  • Sally Wilson, Daughter-in-law
  • Charlotte Battin, Sister
  • Numerous nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard Barker Wilson

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ralph parker

September 23, 2018

I just learned of Richards passing. I was the Business Manager at Connecticut Mutual from 1984-1992. Richard was a dear friend. He actually helped me get the job by recomending me to Jimmy Mills. I remember many lunches with him and Bob Breedlove at the old Morrisons and Ribs Etc. He was a gentle so with a great sense of service and doing the right thing. We had some nice long talks, I also remember Sunny very well and a party at your house (Christmas?) It was shocking to see the pictures you posted. I will always remember her as a gentle soul and a Southern getlemen

Jo Ann lacy

June 10, 2018

Rick and David, Your Dad has always been a special and best friend to both David and me . Later years proved tough for all of us..Memories are many and good.Best man at our wedding and on and on .May you know he's happy and out of worry and at peace. Much love and sympathy to all of the family. Jo Ann LACY

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