Obituaries

Sonny Lee Wilson, age 73, of North Fork Road, Zionville, went to rest eternally with his Lord and Savior Friday morning, April 19, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center.

Sonny was born May 31, 1945 in Watauga County, a son of Bertha Sanders Wilson and the late Burl Lee Wilson. He was a retired lineman supervisor for Blue Ridge Electric. Sonny was a member of Union Baptist Church and attended Timbered Ridge Baptist Church.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Hilda Thomas Wilson of the home; one son, Pastor Derick Wilson and wife Holli of Zionville; two granddaughters, Amber McGuire and husband Matt of Blowing Rock, and Marina Wilson of Zionville; two grandsons, Dirk Wilson and Amos Wilson, both of Zionville; two great-grandsons, Macon and Owen McGuire of Blowing Rock; his mother, Bertha Sanders Wilson of Zionville; one brother, Tommy Wilson and wife Carolyn of Zionville, and two sisters, Gail Dotson and husband Tommy of Boone, and Darlene Hicks and husband Jimmy of Sugar Grove, a sister-in-law, Fran Phillips and husband Joe of Zionville, two brothers-in-law, Lawrence Thomas, and Albert Thomas and wife Jewell, all of Zionville. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, Duane Wilson, a daughter-in-law, Angela Wilson and his father and mother-in-law, Clay and Wilmetta Eggers Thomas, and a sister-in-law, Lois Thomas.

Funeral services for Sonny Lee Wilson will be conducted Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Pastor Derick Wilson and Pastor T.J. Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00, prior to the service at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel.

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