Douglas L. Wilson passed away peacefully at his home in Cheraw, SC on November 18, 2016 at the age of 83. His funeral service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC. Visitation will be in the church fellowship hall from noon until 1:00 PM. Burial will follow the service at 4:00 PM in New Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, New Zion, SC. Memorials can be made in honor of Douglas Wilson to the First United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Mr. Wilson, eldest son of Douglas Lamar Wilson and Isla Dennis Wilson of Hebron, SC, was born on August 24, 1933. He graduated from Hebron High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Clemson College in 1959. He supported his alma mater and was a devoted Clemson Tigers fan his entire life. As a young man he was an avid quail hunter and outdoorsman and loved the Santee Cooper lakes. He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw and its men’s Sunday School class for nearly fifty years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gailya Knowlton Wilson, his son Chris Wilson (Suzie) of Moncks Corner, SC, and a daughter, Elizabeth Wilson Cox of Murrells Inlet, SC. Also surviving are six grandchildren and step grandchildren: Christopher Wilson Jr., Eleanor Wilson, Knowlton Wilson, Andy Ferez, Nicolas Ferez, and Sofia Ferez.
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