Charles Millard Wilson, Sr., 92, of Spring Creek, NC, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville, NC. Charles, or Millard as he was often known, was born October 21, 1927, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Edward Amos and Lotty Viola Millard Wilson.
In 1945, he graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, VA. His time at Washington Missionary College in Tacoma Park, MD was interrupted when he was drafted into the US Army in 1946. After completion of his service, he attended Union College in Lincoln, NE, where he met his late wife, Nathalie May Holcomb, daughter of Chester and Lilly Holcomb. He and Nathalie were married in 1950. After college, he worked as a pressman with the US Department of Agriculture in Laurel, MD. In 1972, he and his family relocated to Asheville, NC, where he became owner of Plastex Sign Company until he retired in 1990. In 1987, he married Lois Peters Weise, daughter of Walter and Evelyn Peters. He and Lois relocated to Spring Creek, NC in 1990, where they started their business, Madison Mission, selling Millard & Wilson Activated Charcoal, among other natural remedies. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, an active church member, and loved helping others.
He was preceded in death by His wife Nathalie, his siblings, Edward Wilson, Jr. and David Wilson, his son, Charles Wilson Jr., and his stepson, Herbert Weise.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Wilson, of Fayetteville, NC; his sister Catherine Wilson of Asheville, NC; his daughter-in-law Suzan Wilson of Asheville, NC, his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Arlene Wilson, of Asheville, NC; his son, Lawrence Wilson, of Kingsport, TN; his daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and Chancellor von Henner, of Asheville, NC; his stepdaughter, Ruby Stover, of Murfreesboro, TN; his stepdaughter and step son-in-law, Nancy and Kim Holczer, of Fayetteville, NC; eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 pandemic. Interment will be at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. To honor his passion for health and wellness, memorials may be made to the Health Ministries of the Asheville North Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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