John Rufus Wilson, Jr., 82, of Little River Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, March 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC on November 9, 1934 to the late John R. Wilson, Sr. and Berta Forbes Wilson. Mr. Wilson was the widower of the late Daisy Erlene Lane Wilson. He was a retired farmer, a member of Newbegun United Methodist Church and was a US Army veteran.
Mr. Wilson is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Wilson Temple and husband, Scott of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, John R. “Kitt” Wilson, III, of Elizabeth City, NC; two grandchildren, Wesley Temple and Olivia Temple both of Elizabeth City, NC; and a sister-in-law, Louise Wilson of Elizabeth City, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, William F. “Billy” Wilson.
Funeral services with military honors will be conducted Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 11:00 am in the Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church Street, by Rev. Dr. Roger K. Braun. Private burial will be in the Hollywood Cemetery. The family welcomes flowers, however, anyone wishing may make a memorial gift to either, Newbegun United Methodist Church, 2119 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or to Albemarle Hospice and Home Care, PO Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0189. The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00pm at Mr. Wilson’s residence, 1009 Little River Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, as well as Monday evening from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the funeral home and again, in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the chapel service.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Wilson family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)
405 East Church Street