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Celebrating the life of....William "Fatboy" Wilson, Jr.

Public Visitation: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

9:00 am - 10: 00 am

S. E. Thomas and Cremation Services

Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:00 am PRIVATE

S. E. Thomas Funeral and Cremation

110 Highland Avenue

Thomasville, NC 27360


William Wilson, Jr. peacefully answered the call of the heavenly Father on Monday, July 13, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 23, 1952 in Thomasville, North Carolina to the late William, Sr. and Alter Browner Wilson.

He was lovingly called "Fat Boy," by his family and friends. The nickname was given to him by his sister, Gwen, when they were toddlers. He was an active member, until his health declined of Friendship Baptist Church, Thomasville.

Mr. Wilson attended Church Street School and was employed for over twenty-five years at Thomasville Furniture Industries. A salesman at heart, who never met a stranger, he enjoyed selling different types of produce and snacks. Most days you could find him pushing a shopping cart with fresh vegetables and snacks in the summer and fresh greens in the fall. He enjoyed walking and visiting friends or looking for items to sell at the flea market.

Whenever a Church needed someone to direct traffic during an event, members knew that they could always call on William to make sure the traffic flowed as it should. During municipal elections, he was contacted by candidates to help with any needed campaigning and he did a great job influencing friends and neighbors to come out and cast their vote. He was dedicated in all that he was asked to do. He was a "Jack of all Trades."

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his brother, Edwin Wilson.

Left to cherish loving memories of William are his brothers, Joseph Wilson of Piqua, Ohio; his devoted sister and caregiver, Gwendola Traynham of the home; Ronald Wilson and Randall Wilson (Stephanie) of Dayton, Ohio; a devoted and loving nephew, Robert (Shannon) Traynham, Jr. of Vandalia, Ohio; other nephews; nieces; special cousins Johnnie (James) Kirkland of Thomasville; Beverly (Dwight) Jones of Hampton, Virginia and a host of friends.

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