Mr. Charlie W. Wilson
Mr. Charlie Woodrow Wilson, age 100, of LaGrange, passed away on July 4, 2020.Mr. Wilson was born in Woodland, Alabama on March 5, 1920 to the late Wiley Thomas Wilson and Sarah Moore Wilson. He attended Little Mount Carmel School.
Mr. Wilson joined the Civilian Conservation Corp(CCC) in his late teens and worked in places in Oregon, North Carolina and Alabama. Mr. Wilson joined the U. S. Army afterwards and served his country under the leadership of General Douglas McArthur in the Philippines for three years. He earned numerous awards for his meritorious service and was also presented with a Purple Heart.
Upon his arrival back in the states he started working for Callaway Textile Mills and later Milliken Textiles for a total of 37 years.
Mr. Wilson enjoyed a full retirement and three wonderful Grandchildren and two great Grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Julia Bailey Wilson.
He was also predeceased by a brother, Chase Wilson, of Newnan and two sisters; Ola Noles of Roanoke and Margaret Turner of Rock Mills, Alabama.
Survivors include a son, Derrick Wilson (Alison) of LaGrange, Georgia; Julia Wilson(Granddaughter) of LaGrange, Georgia, Charles D. Wilson, Jr.(Grandson)(Samantha) of Houston, Texas and Daniel J. Wilson(Grandson) of LaGrange, Georgia. Mr. Wilson is also survived by two wonderful Great Granddaughters, Scarlett and Lucy Wilson of Houston, Texas. He was a member of Flat Rock Congregational Methodist Church. He enjoyed time with family and was an avid gardener. The family will accept flowers and donations to:
Big Springs United Methodist Church, 2422 Lower Big Springs Rd, LaGrange, GA 30241
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 9:00 am at the Meadoway Gardens. Family will assemble at the graveside. Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange, 706-884-5626.