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Deacon C.R. Wilson, 76, Of Dillwyn, Buried Saturday

DILLWYN, Feb. 5 – Deacon Charles R. Wilson, of Dillwyn, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, after a lengthy illness at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. He was the youngest of six children born to the late Charles Thaddeus Wilson and Nannie Saunders Wilson on March 18, 1927, in Vivian, West Virginia.

He attended Bluefield State (College) University and received an Associate in Arts degree from Chabot College in California.

Deacon Wilson served in the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force from which he retired after 22 years of service. He was a member of Baptist Union Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a member of the Deacon Board, Missionary Circle, Pastor's Aide Committee, and a Sunday School teacher.

Deacon Wilson explored many opportunities in his life. These included Manufacturer Supervisor for Caterpillar in Oakland, CA, substitute teacher for Prince Edward County Public School System, driver for the Buckingham County Young Achievers after school program, paraprofessional and bus driver for Cumberland County Public School System, and Youth Summer Program Supervisor for C-PAC in Cumberland County.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 16 years, Joyce; a daughter, Charletta R. Wilson Jacks (Bernard) of Atlanta, GA; a son, Charles Rodney Wilson (Margaret) of Augusta, GA; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services with full Military Rites were held Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Baptist Union Baptist Church at 12 noon. Interment followed at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cumberland.

Reid's Funeral Home, Dillwyn, was in charge of arrangements.