Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the LORD Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Mr. Michael A. Wilson, age 72, Gray, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at The Waters of Johnson City after a brief illness.
Mr. Wilson was born July 3, 1948 in Unicoi County. He was the son of the late Alvin W. & Clara Hensley Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, D.W. & Venetia Bryant Wilson and Joseph & Lilly Ramsey Hensley.
He was a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church.
Mike graduated from Boones Creek High School in 1967. He was a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran having served on the John F. Kennedy. After serving in the military, he worked in the family water well drilling business until his retirement due to health issues. He loved to laugh!!! He was a fun-loving character with a wonderful personality. He enjoyed long conversations particularly about old times and old cars. Mike was a very selfless person, always willing to help anyone in need. It was often said of Mike: “He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.”
Survivors include his siblings, Judy Ann Wilson-Boyer, Chris Wilson (Connie) and Allyson Wilson-Raines (Chris)
Niece, Stephanie Boyer-Heaton (Chris)
Nephews, Maurice L Boyer, Warner L. Boyer (Ashley), Christopher Raines (Julie), Wilson Raines (Avery), Jeremy Pearson (Karen), Dustin Pearson, (Chrissa) and Bryan Pearson (Brittney)
Great-nieces, Taylor Boyer, Kinsley Boyer, Claire Boyer, Rachel Pearson, Rebecca Pearson, Kelsey Pearson and Quinn Raines;
Great-nephews, Jackson Boyer, Judd Pearson, Gage Pearson, Jack Pearson, and Oliver Raines;
Cousins, Pete Buchanan (Shirley), Phyllis Eorgan (Tom), David Hensley (Carol), Rebecca Pegg (Steve), Betty Lamb, Earl Keith (Lillian) and Norma Smith
Special friends, Dennis Hicks, Jerry Fleenor, Don Archer, Steve King, Charlie Ervin, Mark Hammond, Mary Alice Ervin-Hasty
A private graveside family committal will be conducted at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Center 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105.
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. He was a patient of my daughter, Jennifer, when he was in the hospital. He will be missed by all. He left great memories.
Donna Ward Williams
Mike was one of a kind! I have fond memories of his humor. He always referred to their Boston Terriers, Mutt & Jeff, as "Dummy Dogs". He was a happy person & you felt that anytime you were in his presence. Much love to all of you.
So sorry to hear Mike passed away. GOD bless you all.
Dear Allyson, Chris, and Judy,
Condolences are extended upon the passing of Mike.
Over the last couple of years Mike and I had several long phone conversations. He shared many fond memories of his "growing up years". He talked a great deal about the happy times spent at his grandparents' farm in Erwin and about growing up at the motel.
I last talked with him before Christmas. He shared all of the family's news from Judy's Christmas newsletter with me.
I tried to reach him several times on his birthday without success.
I'm thankful for reconnecting via the calls and that he is no longer suffering. A donation to St. Jude's has been made to honor his life.
Joel & Sandra McKinney
Chris,Connie and the Wilson family.
So sorry for your loss.
Elaine Graybeal Mock
Judy Ann, I am shocked and saddened to read of the passing of your brother. Believe it or not I remember him well just as I remember you well and with fondness. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Carol sells carter
He sure will be missed
We love Mike and know he is not suffering
Prayers for each of you
Chris Carol sells Carter
Steve an Teresa King
We knew Mike for many years. He did like to laugh an have a good time. He was good hearted an always ready to help out in a time of need. He was always helping out with a water problem or machine work. Mike will be missed but we have many good memories of him.
Prayers for the Wilson family. Dean and Jane Tucker