Charles Larry Wilson

Charles Larry Wilson

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Charles Larry Wilson, 79, was born in Polk County, NC on July 10, 1940 to Edwin (Sam) and Bonnie Thompson Wilson. He was a graduate of Mill Spring High School where he played softball and was a champion horse shoe player.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Larry retired from South Carolina Elastic where he was a department manager.&nbsp; He traveled extensively in his motor home visiting much of Canada and every U.S. State except Hawaii.&nbsp; He joked that they haven&#39;t built the bridge yet.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">He was known for his kind , happy disposition, and his singing.&nbsp; He sang and played his harmonica with several quartets and in church.&nbsp; He was a member of Mill Spring First Baptist Church.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">After retirement he spent his winters in Wauchula, FL. where he played the harmonica&nbsp; and sang at&nbsp; the campgrounds jams.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Larry was predeceased by his parents and sons Charles Larry Jr. and Eric Wilson who both had Cystic Fibrosis.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">He is survived by his wife of 58 years Shelba McKee Wilson, brother Pat (Wanda) Wilson, sister Lynne (Bob) Hamrick and a neice and nephew who he claimed as grandchildren, Jylyn and Jace Barnes.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Mill Spring First Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring, N.C. &nbsp;with Rev. Fred Siegfried, Rev. Dean Elliott, and Dr. Jesse Yarbrough officiating. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">The family will receive friends from 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Petty Funeral Home, Landrum, S.C. while abiding by social distancing guidelines.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Memorials may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Bethesda, M.D. 20814, or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, T.N. 37214, or a charity of one&#39;s choosing. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">The family will be at the home.</span></span></p>
May 22, 202005/22/2020
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