Donnie Ray Wilson
FUNERAL HOME
James A. Dyal Funeral Home
303 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC
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. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483, (843) 873-4040. Visit our guestbook at legacy.com/obituaries/charleston
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
18
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
James A. Dyal Funeral Home
303 S, Summerville, SC
Sep
18
Service
2:00p.m.
James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel
303 S, Summerville, SC
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Betty, Amy and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I know Donnie will be missed by many. Tom & Nanette
Tom Masi & Nanette Piccirillo
Friend
October 6, 2021
Rick Willis
September 16, 2021
Betty, Chris, Amy and family, my deepest condolences in the loss of a husband and father. Donnie was one of a kind, but all that knew him could honestly say he was tenderhearted. generous and loving to his family. I found him to be funny and kind to me; always asking how my family was doing and truly concerned. He will be truly missed by those who loved him. May God Bless each of you and keep you covered with His hands.
RHONDA E EARNEY
September 16, 2021
So very sorry about Donnie. I remember him as always having a smile on his face and never meeting a stranger. The last time I saw Donnie was at a Turkey Day Parade and he rode in the parade as a recognized Turkey citizen who had moved away and become a successful businessman. It was good seeing him then. My sympathies to all of his family and friends. Rest In Peace Donnie.
Peggy Hudson Pollock
September 16, 2021
My mom & I send your family our prayers. Though brief in our recent meeting with Mr Wilson, he was a Fire Spirit and a go getter! Pure Admiration for his spunk and steadfast charge in preparing his rental units. I met and saw a man that owned a carpet business yet had a "hobby" flipping his rentals and thought there´s a man that will NEVER retire (albeit in his 70s) bc he´s got way tons of fight and ambition to just sit around doing `nothing´. I truly admired his make the most of the day `Carpe Diem´ shoot it straight attitude. Words cannot begin to express how saddened I was upon learning of his passing. I´m still in shock as it doesn´t seem real. I don´t think this will ever make sense to me after encountering such a kind, kindred warrior Soul~ SALUTE!
Angel Phoenix
Other
September 14, 2021
The grief you are feeling is so hard but the memories of Donnie will always be there to comfort and help you cope. Remebering all of you today and always.
Janet R. Kaufmann
Friend
September 14, 2021
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