Harry Lee Wilson

harry wilson

August 20, 1929 ~ March 29, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Concord, NC

Harry Lee Wilson, 93, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at St. Andrews Assisted Living Center in Concord. He was born in Asheville, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Sadie Wilson, and his wife of 69 years, Lily Ruth Smith Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a son, David Wilson.

He is survived by a son, Michael Wilson (Sarah) and six grandchildren; Joshua, Adam, Derek (Jessica), Brandon, Ashley and Christopher.

He served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Sayles Bleachery and was a long time member of Reynolds Baptist Church. One of his greatest blessings was to help lead Wednesday night church services at Craggy Correctional Center for many years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He will be dearly missed by his family.

A service is planned for Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: April 5, 2023 2:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(919) 664-1195

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  1. I will always remember Uncle Harry as a sweet soul who loved his Lord. We didn’t get to visit with him much over the years but he made an impact on me. My dear uncle, I know you are with Jesus and your loved ones.

  2. I always looked forward to the Sunday afternoons when uncle Harry would come visit us and bring us fish from his fishing trips. He would ask us to sing for him while my sister played the piano. He loved talking about church and family. He was a kind soul and I will cherish those memories.

    Sandy Wilson Ray

  3. This picture brings me such sweet memories of Harry Wilson. At church he would get up to sing and he would “glow”! He was excited and filled with an energy to share Jesus….it was beautiful! Over and over and down through the years he continued in his quiet, kind way to shine for Jesus. Welcome home Harry!

  4. Michael, I am so sorry to hear your loss. Uncle Harry was such a sweet man and kind. I remember going to their house and with my grandson. He taught my grandson how to shoot with a sling shot .
    I have great sympathy with you and your family. Linda

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