July 19, 1947 ~ April 13, 2013

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Larry Dean Wilson, 65, of Vegas Dr., Leicester, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Mission Hospital. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of Marie Corn Wilson and of the late Vernon Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Demarice Wilson Brinkley, and a brother, Steve Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked 24 years for the VA Hospital, retiring in 2009. He was a member of South Turkey Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Pauline Helms Wilson; son, Timothy Wilson and wife Mariah; daughters Sabrina Surrett and husband Eron, and Tabitha Putnam and husband Gent; step-sons Sonny McAbee and Ricky McAbee; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Andrea Briggs; brother Richard Wilson; and son-in-law Marvin Brinkley. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Rogers officiating. His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Turkey Creek Baptist Church, c/o Judy Gillespie, 59 Sandy River Rd., Leicester, NC 28748.

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  1. This was my papaw who had a ton of grandchildren and great grandchildren he is in a better place and we all love and miss u

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  2. Pauline thank you for caring for my Daddy,LOVE YOU. I love you Daddy, I’ll miss you. I will see you in Heaven someday. Tell Demarice (sister) I love her and hug my Mama (Nancy). I am at peace with your death although I will miss you, thank you God for giving the years I had with Daddy. I remember our song ‘Daddy’s Girl’… ‘I’m the center of my Daddy’s world I know I’m my Daddy’s number one for he treats me like I am his son,’Daddy’s Girl’

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  3. To the Wilson Family, I send my thoughts and prayers. I went to high school (Erwin) with Larry and he was always a kind gentle man. I had not seen him in many years and then about three years ago after my retirment I went to work for Walgreen’s and Larry came in every few weeks. He was so very sweet and still a gentleman after all those high school years ago. He shared his Christian beliefs often. May God Bless his family.

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  4. Tabitha & Timothy,
    From your mom’s side of the family, we are all thinking of you and praying for you at this unexpected time of loss of your father. We are all here for you. Let us know if any of us can do anything. You will see your dad again one bright sunny day where he is no longer suffering. Be blessed he is watching over you both and your families now.

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  5. our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. larry was a really good, caring person. I know he is in heaven right now just waiting for the time that you all will be together for eternity.

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  6. I have fond memories of singing in choir at Elk Mtn. Baptist with Larry and his cheerful presence. He was always smiling and lifted everyone’s spirit. He will be missed.

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  7. Glenda, Jim and I have so many memories of playing together with , Larry,Steve, Andrea, and Richard because we lived across the street from them. Our hearts go out to mrs. Wilson, Richard and Andrea and their families.

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  8. We will miss Uncle Larry, he was always fun to be around. When we were little we thought he was so silly, he could normally find the bright spot in every situation. I thank God for the time that He gave us to say goodbye, and to give us an opportunity to reconnect as a family. Loving my cousins and praying for them continually during this time.

    Love You Uncle Larry!

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss he had a great sense of humor and I am sure he will be missed. Sincerly Marlene Humphries Moore

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  10. I love you ALL so very much. I don’t know what to say other than I love you dearly and I strongly believe that Larry and Steve (Dad) are having a joyous reunion right now. I love everyone and I just hope that you all know that I am sharing your grief. Tabitha, Sabrina & Timothy…..I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

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  11. Daddy, I know that we have had our problems. I love you very much and I always will. I have always been your little girl and I always will be. I hope you are having fun seeing our family that you have not seen in years. Thanks to out family and frinds for your support during out time of grief.

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  12. My Condolences to the Family. I find these scriptures to be comforting. Isaiah 33:24, 25:8, God will bring an end to sickness and death. At that time we will reside on this earth, free from all human suffering. jw.org

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  13. Sabrina,
    We were so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you,
    Aunt Elizabeth, Marilee, Melissa & Ashley

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