Walter Eugene Wilson, Sr

Born: Sat., Feb. 15, 1930
Died: Fri., Jan. 9, 2009

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Gene Wilson, age 78, of Greensboro, GA, died at Athens Regional Medical Center on Friday, January 9, 2009 of pulmonary thrombosis and lung cancer. Gene was born in Macon, GA on February 15, 1930 to the late Jack H. and Annie Humane Wilson. He graduated from Lanier for Boys and served in the United States Navy for three years. While living in Decatur, Gene was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, served as a little league manager and was a scoutmaster. His career with Norfolk Southern began in 1950. He was yard clerk, chief yard clerk and then yardmaster. In 1960 he was promoted to management as transportation inspector in Atlanta. He later became manager of data services. After retirement in 1987, he and his wife moved to Greensboro, GA, where he was a member of Walker United Methodist Church. He was a volunteer for the Greene County Christmas Stocking Fund for eighteen years and chairman for eight years.

Gene is survived by his wife, Natalie Wilson of Greensboro, GA; son, Walter Wilson and his wife, Carol of Augusta, GA; granddaughters, Elizabeth of Decatur, GA and Rebecca of Augusta, GA; grandson, Ben of Augusta, GA; three sisters, Laverne McCallum of Lizella, GA, Nita Radcliffe of Anderson, SC and Sue Hudson of Byron, GA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church with Rev. John Pike Officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jack Wilson, Mark Yancey, Hal Stewart, Michael von Borstel, Al LaCross, and Eddie Sheppard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday Night at the Funeral Home. The family requests that donations be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or the Greene County Christmas Stocking Fund, P. O. Box 741, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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joeand maryford
   Posted Sat January 10, 2009

William and Sue Hudson
   Posted Sat January 10, 2009
The Angels in Heaven are rejoicing because you entered the gates. A loving Brother and true friend. I will miss you and always think of you . I will see you again someday.

Allen & Margie Zebell
   Posted Sat January 10, 2009
Aunt Natalie & Family I want you to know how much we loved Uncle Gene and what a blessing he has been to us and our family through the years. I only wish Daddy could have been here to share these times with us. I know Dad will see his brother now in heaven what a wonderful place to be. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and our hearts through the days ahead. If there is anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to let us know. May god bless you and keep you in his loving care. We love yall so much. Margie & Allen

Leta Frances
   Posted Sat January 10, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gene was a good Christian man and I know he is in heaven looking down on his family. Love you, Leta Frances

Betty Bates
   Posted Sat January 10, 2009
The Bates Family would like to extend the deepest sympathy and regrets to all the family. Uncle Gene will be greatly missed for many years to come. His wonderful smile and encouragement at all our family reunions all the hearts and lives he so deeply touched. We love you all and pray God be with you and comfort you as only HE can in your time of need!

mark and beth yancey
   Posted Sat January 10, 2009
Aunt Natalie, Walter and family, I know that at times like these that words cannot console but I know in my heart that Uncle Gene loved each of us as much as any man can love.He also loved his God and I am sure that he is sitting at his side, now.I have said many times that his was a second father to me. I loved him dearly!I also love each of you and my prayers are with you. Mark and Beth

B. Dwaine Simmons
   Posted Sun January 11, 2009
Although I did not work directly with Gene, I knew him from the many meetings we both attended. I always had great respect for Gene and his business opinions. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Laurie Johnsen
   Posted Sun January 11, 2009
I just wanted to take a moment to say that Uncle Gene will be deeply missed. It will be very hard to think of going to our traditional Wilson Family Reunion and for him not to be there. I will miss him very much and I will keep his family in my prayers. With all my love and sweetest of prayers. Love Laurie

Dr. Stanley W. and Rev. Nancy C. Moore
   Posted Mon January 12, 2009
I am the cousin of Natalie and had lunch in May, 2007, when I was in Georgia, with Natalie and Gene and Leta Francis (Frankie) Holder and myself. We had a wonderful meal together and I got a chance to meet Gene once again. I am very sorry that he had to suffer from cancer and am really glad that our Heavenly Father called him home and ended his pain with his reward in Heaven. Stan Moore, retired college professor.

Nancy and Harry Bufford
   Posted Mon January 12, 2009
The world and particularly Walker Church are better because of the hard work and caring of Gene and Natalie. One of his unmentioned ministries was to keep abreast of the happenings at Walker those who left. Condolences to the family.

Rodney Wilson
   Posted Mon January 12, 2009
Uncle Gene will be missed by so many. We will be praying for you guys. I am sure he is celebrating today - he is healed and with his Lord :)

Jeannine (McElroy) Goggans
   Posted Mon January 12, 2009
Hello Ms. Wilson and Walter and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad from Wesley Chapel. He was a wonderful person with a heart for helping others. Our prayers are with you, Jeannine Goggans and family

Ed & Nancy Kennedy
   Posted Mon January 12, 2009
Dear Natalie and family,please accept our sorrow and condolences.I didn't get the word until this morning.Love , Ed @ Nancy.God Bless You and God Bless America

Robert Rohr
   Posted Sat January 17, 2009
Gene always was selfless in serving others. I remember in 1971 when I 13 years old I came up with the off-the-wall idea to take a group of scout buddies camping at Kings Mountain, NC. As the sole adult, he drove a group of us up there on a church bus and put up with us for a few days and took us wherever we requested. It was also the best fishing day I ever had in my life. The book I bought there is still on my shelf today. -Robert (Mike) Rohr