Obituary For Mitchell B Wilson

March 15, 1924 - July 30, 2020

Mitchell B. Wilson, 96, passed away early Thursday morning, July 30, 2020, at his home.

Friends and family are welcomed to come by Fair Funeral Home on Saturday or Sunday to sign the register book.  Due to weather concerns, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Wilson was born March 15, 1924 in Hillsville, VA, son of the late James Snead Wilson, Jr. and Pauline Allen Wilson.  He was a 1941 graduate of Leaksville High School and attended two years at Mars Hill College.  He was a US Navy veteran having served during World War II and was a life-long member of Leaksville United Methodist Church.  Mr. Wilson was a land developer and was the owner and operator of Lynrock Golf Course.  He was a very charitable man, giving generously to all community charities and his church.

He is survived by his son, Mark Wilson (Judith) of Reidsville; grandson, Marcus Wilson (Stephanie) of Reidsville; great-granddaughter, Peyton Wilson; sisters, Lovelene W. Thorpe of Greensboro and Kathy W. Young of Semora; brother, James “Sonny” Wilson (Brenda) of Eden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy Sutton Wilson; sisters Betsy Chandler, Gayle O'Dell and brother Jerry Wilson all from Eden. 

A special thanks to Mr. Wilson's caretakers, Carolyn Paschall, Debbie Cunningham, and Elizabeth Hurd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 314 Morgan Road, Eden, NC 27288; Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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