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John E. “Eddie” Wilson

August 15, 1953 — February 11, 2024

John E. “Eddie” Wilson

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John E. “Eddie” Wilson passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024, in Georgetown County, SC. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Greenview Cemetery in Reidsville, NC with Pastor Phil Surrett officiating.

Eddie was born in Reidsville, NC to James E. and Colleen Busick Wilson on August 15, 1953. Eddie’s early years were filled with family and church activities, farm chores, school sports, hunting, fishing, and Boy Scouts where he earned the rank of “Eagle Scout”. He had fond memories of yearly family vacations to White Lake and Carolina Beach.

After graduating from Reidsville Senior High in 1971, Eddie proudly joined and served in the US Navy. Post-Navy, Eddie settled in Carolina Beach, NC. During that time, he worked on several commercial fishing boats and head boats from North Carolina in the summers to the Florida Keys in the winter.

In the early 1980’s after meeting his future wife and fishing buddy, Eddie decided it was time to grow up and take a land-based job. That was the beginning of the 30+ year retail management career that took him from Carolina Beach, NC to Charleston, SC to Raleigh, NC then Gainesville, GA and finally to Georgetown County, SC.

He loved great food (particularly seafood) and further loved to share great food with friends and neighbors. Other passions included fishing, growing vegetables, following Chase Elliott and NASCAR, Penn State Wrestling and UNC Basketball.

Behind his gruff exterior, Eddie had a heart of gold that only those who truly knew him could see. He loved dogs and later developed a love of cats. Over the years many stray dogs were brought home to be loved and cared for.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Liz, son, John of Georgia, and brother Tim (Karen) of North Carolina.

Special thanks to Amedisys Hospice for helping him on his final journey.
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