Ralph Wayne Wilson, age 78 of LaFollette, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 14th, 1941 in LaFollette, Tennessee to the late Albert Wilson and Edna Marie (McCullah) Wilson. Ralph was a member of West LaFollette Baptist Church. He was a long-time employee of Jacksboro Body Shop. Ralph enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and helping others.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Jean Wilson Lamb and Diane Wilson Garrett.
Ralph is survived by his daughters, Melanie Wilson and Kimberly Wilson both of LaFollette; the mother of his two daughters, Bernice Wilson Irwin; granddaughter, Robin Ashley Carson; sisters, Susie Wilson Boshears of Demory and Carolyn Wilson Humphrey of LaFollette; brother, Larry Wilson of Knoxville; several other family members and host of friends.
Visitation for Ralph will be on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at West LaFollette Baptist Church from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with his funeral service to follow at 8:00 PM with Rev. Sampson Ridenour and Rev. Randy Norton officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to Ponds cemetery in Grantsboro for an 11:00 AM interment.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials are to be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, (Memorial and Honor Gifts) P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148-0142.
Ralph’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com
The family has entrusted the care of Ralph Wilson to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most”