Wayne Wilson

Published 10:25 pm Monday, July 29, 2013

Wayne Leonard Wilson, 77, of Tryon passed peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home and currently resides with the Lord and Savior.

Wayne Wilson

Wayne Wilson

A South Carolina native, he was the son of the late Robert and Daisy L. Wilson.

A longtime textile worker, he was employed from age 21 to 73 until his retirement from Landrum Mills in 2009.

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He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and supported the Polk County High School athletics. Wayne enjoyed time with his family and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Rachel McAbee Wilson; three sons, Timothy Wilson, Jeffrey Wilson and Jason Wilson (Heather), all of Tryon; as well as two daughters, Mary Teague of Mill Spring and Alicia Kemmerlin (Tony) of Landrum, S.C. Also surviving are three brothers, Vernon Wilson (Vivian) of Chesnee, S.C.; Frank Wilson (Donna) of Columbia, S.C. and David Wilson of Inman, S.C.; along with one sister, Estelle Barlow of Gaston, S.C. and one brother in-law, Thomas Griggs of Lexington, S.C.; four grandsons, Eric Wilson (Jackie), Nicholas Teague (Haley), Peyton Kemmerlin and Kyler Wilson; three granddaughters, Sydnee Edwards, Kayleigh Wilson and Kinsley Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Chase and Olivia Wilson; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 just prior to the service in Beulah Baptist Church.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Beulah Baptist Church, with Rev. Fred Siegfried officiating.

Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church; 123 Beulah Church Rd. Tryon, N.C. 28782. An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.