The Obit For Jimmy Wilson

James Alvin Wilson

Published in The News & Observer on August 6, 2011

James Alvin Wilson, 87, died August 4, 2011.

A grave side service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck.

Alvin was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He graduated from Scotland Neck High School going on to North Carolina State where he graduated in 1946. He played baseball at N.C. State and was known by his friends as Jimmy Wilson and later played semi pro baseball with the Sanford Spinners. After baseball he returned to Scotland Neck where he was known as Alvin and worked the family farm with his father and his sons until his retirement. He was the first president of Scotfield Country Club. He and his wife Billie were very active in the church community having friends from the beach to Lake Gaston.
Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Lewis Wilson and Birdie Dickens Wilson; his wife, Billie Cherry Wilson; his brother, Odell Wilson; and his sisters, Hilda Wilson Rogister, and Mae Wilson Hux.

Alvin is survived by a daughter, Ellen W. Panella of Apex; two sons, Jimmy Wilson and his wife Joan, Bill Wilson and his wife Susan of Scotland Neck; eight grandchildren, David Panella, Michael Panella, Lauren Panella, Tim Wilson, Rod Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Katy Wilson Hunter, and Dan Wilson; three great grandchildren, Mary Charlotte Wilson, Mary Blake Hunter, and William Atworth Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8p.m. Saturday August 6, 2011 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross 326 S. Franklin Street Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Internet condolences may be made at www.letchworthfuneral

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.