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Neville Wymer Wilson

August 16, 1930 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 87)

Neville Wymer Wilson, 87, of Highlands passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Herman and Dona Rogers Wilson. 

He was employed by the U. S. Forest service in law enforcement and fire and timber management. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving during the Korean conflict. He was Worthy Patron Order of Eastern Star seven times; Past Master of Blue Ridge Lodge; a member of Smoky Mountain Shriners and a Royal Arch Mason. He was a member of First Baptist Church Highlands where he was a Deacon and Worship Greeter.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Kathleen Rogers Wilson; daughter, Ethel Coffeen of Highlands; sons, Terry Wilson and Wade Wilson both of Highlands; sister, Barbara Drodsik of Highlands; brothers, Morris Wilson, Joe Wilson and Steve Wilson all of Clayton, GA; grandchildren, Lee Coffeen and Corey Wilson (April) and great‑grandchildren, Henry Neville Wilson and Benjamin Michael Sullivan.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Duane Wilson and a beloved daughter‑in‑law, Janis Wilson.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Highlands with Dr. Mark Ford officiating. 

The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 ‑ 3:00 pm prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "Dooley's Kids" at First Baptist Church of Highlands, 220 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Online condolences may be made at Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Wilson family.

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