Johnnie Paul "Buttons" Wilson

January 21, 1954December 26, 2012

Johnnie Paul “Buttons” Wilson, age 58 of Old Fort, NC died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at his residence.

He was born January 27, 1954 in McDowell County, NC to John Henry Wilson of Morganton, NC and to the late Margaret Penland Wilson. Mr. Wilson loved puppies, fishing and hunting ginseng.

In addition to his father, surviving are two daughters, Fehlisa Wellborn and boyfriend, Shannon Mills of Old Fort, NC and Andrea Hensley and husband, Shawn of Marion, NC; one sister, Judy Howie and husband, Kevin of Old Fort, NC; four grandchildren, Savannah and Nelson Wright, Mark Mills and Hannah Hensley; and two nieces, Missy and Tassy.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at New Testament Baptist Church with Pastor Harry Kidd officiating.

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  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Johnnie Paul "Buttons" Wilson

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Frances H.

July 25, 2013

Psalms9:9&10 have always brought me and my family comfort. I am sure it will bring you and your family comfort also.

Camilla Hallyburton

January 2, 2013

Buttons will surely be missed. He always had a smile to share. We can remember fun times with him. Our wish is to comfort his family on such a sad passing.

Yvonne Jeffcoat

December 28, 2012

Judy, and family, I am so sorry for the passing of your dear loved one. My thoughts, and prayers for you. Love, Yvonne Suttles Jeffcoat

wayne kelly

December 28, 2012

I remember hanging out with Buttons and Hunch Wilson years ago, where has time gone, my condolences to the family.
Wayne Kelly