April 7, 1971 ~ January 8, 2021
Born in: Jesup, GA
Resided in: Arden, NC
Jasper Leroy Wilson, III, 49, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Charles George VA Medical Center.
Jasper was born in Jesup, Georgia to Jasper Leroy Wilson, II and Jane Ann Groover Odum.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and loved his time with the military. He worked at Progress Energy as a Control Room Operator. Jasper was an excellent husband and father and was a big kid at heart who loved his family dearly.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Toni Henry Wilson; three daughters, Madison Lee Wilson of the home, Jessica Wilson of the home and Elizabeth Wilson of Asheville; two step daughters, Julie Moore of Asheville and Sarah Moore Howard of the home; one brother, Gary Wilson (Joy) of Jesup, GA; three sisters, Angie Palmer (Gene) of Jesup, GA, Lori Conley of Jesup, GA and Paula Odum Henry (Caris) of Waynesville; a step-granddaughter, Aubree Shepherd and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian at 12:30 pm. Due to Covid 19 funeral services are limited to 50 people in the chapel at this time. Burial will follow at the WNC State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.
Jasper will lie in repose at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 3:00 until 5:30 pm.
The family would like to express their thankfulness to Jasper’s work family at Progress Energy and the VA Hospital for their compassion and outpouring during this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association North Carolina Chapter or to the Wounded Warrior Project
To leave a message of comfort or share a memory with the family, please visit Jasper’s obituary page at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711