Franklin H. Wilson

Jun 19, 2013

Loving husband, father

WAYNESVILLE — Mr. Franklin H. Wilson, 71, of Waynesville, passed away at his home June 18, 2013.

He was born in Hendersonville to the late Walter H. and Viola Steele Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Brian Wilson, and a brother, Gary Richard Wilson (POW-MIA) during the Korean War.

Mr. Wilson worked as an electrician for 48 years and retired from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Waynesville where he continued to work part time as an electrician. He loved to fish, camp and enjoyed gardening. His greatest joy was his family.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 51 years, Ruby C. Wilson, of the home; sons Gary Franklin Wilson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jeffrey Clarkston Wilson and his wife Jamie of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Stanley Allen Wilson; his daughter Lisa Joann Wilson of Hendersonville; brothers Donald Eugene Wilson of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Hoyle Lee Hallman of Fort Mill, South Carolina; sisters Bernice Faulkenberry and Ruth Matthews both of Lancaster, South Carolina and Ophelia Holbert of Flat Rock; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at a later date at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is assisting the family. Visit

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