ROYSTON - Jesse Wilson, Jr., 69, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his residence.
Born June 2, 1944, in Stephens County, he was the son of the late J.J. and Eva (Whiten) Wilson. He retired from Piedmont Products. Mr. Wilson was a member of New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church and an honorary member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Wilson; son, Randy Wilson; and granddaughter, Courtney Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Donna (Dixon) Wilson; daughter, Robyn Wilson Chastine and husband, John, Hartwell; son, Ricky Wilson and wife, Kim, Hartwell; son, Chris Smith and wife Tonya, Danielsville; daughter, Amanda Akins and husband Kip, of Canon; son, Neil Smith and wife Jennifer, Carlton; daughter, Melissa Scoggins and husband Tony, Bowman; brothers, Arthur "Butch" Wilson, Ted Wilson, Ray Wilson, and Cecil Wilson; sister, Alma Roberts; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church in Royston with the Revs. Chris Prickett, Clay Huff, and Tommy Childress officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with the Rev. John Todd officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. At other hours the family will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to defray medical expenses.
Strickland Funeral Home, Lavonia Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.