MSgt Donnie Ray Wilson U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Summerville - MSgt Donnie Ray Wilson U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 74, of Summerville, husband of Betty Boyette Wilson, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at MUSC. Due to COVID, mask and social distancing is requested. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 12 o'clock to 2 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 2 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Summerville Cemetery, 1330 Boonehill Rd., Summerville, SC 29483. Flowers will be accepted. Donnie was born on March 12, 1947, in Turkey, NC, son of the late LeRoy and Rena Wilson. Donnie & Betty moved to Charleston in 1976 to work at Lipton Tea Company doing research & development on Wadamaw Island. Later Donnie owned and operated Rainbow International Carpets before opening his own business, Wilson's Carpet Plus since 1988 in Summerville, SC. After 23 years of service, Donnie retired from the Air Force in 1992 and then retired later from Wilson's Carpet Plus to enjoy being with his wife and family, NASCAR, fishing, traveling and watching his beloved Westerns shows. Donnie tried to enjoy every day of life and he never met a stranger. Survivors in addition to his wife of 52 years, Betty, are: two children: Amy Wilson Barr of Goose Creek and Christopher Ray Wilson of Summerville; four grandchildren: Gage Barr, Neva Barr, Savannah Wilson, and Dawson Wilson; five siblings: Alice Wilson of Panama City, FL, Annette Wilson of Turkey, NC, Roy Gene Wilson of Summerville, Larry McGee Wilson of Benson, NC, and Roger Lee Wilson of Roseboro, NC; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Taylor Alexis Wilson; and sister, Dorothy Jones. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.