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JR Wilson, age 65, of the Bald Mountain Community, passed away on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 unexpectedly at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Woodrow and Foye Crowder Wilson. He was also preceded in death by siblings: Bernice Edwards, Lawrence Wilson, Wilma Johnson, Jewel Pierce and Ernest Wilson. JR was loved to watch NASCAR racing and loved canning, sometimes making his own concoctions.
Surviving is his children: Joey Wilson and wife, Jamie, of Michigan, Randy Mabe of Alabama, Nicole Wilson and Jacob Arrowood, of Asheville and Angela Wilson of Weaverville; grandchildren: Jesse, Jersey, Jace, Jadein, Riley, Jacob, Jackson and Tegan; siblings: Carol Chrissone of Burnsville, Wanda Johnson and husband, Bob, of Gainesboro, TN, Betty King of Burnsville, Ray Wilson and wife, Kathy, of Cookeville, TN, Charles Michael Wilson of Burnsville and Roger Wilson of Asheville. Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Outlaw Community Cemetery in Bald Mountain.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Yancey Funeral Services at 378 Charlie Brown Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 to help with expenses.