Elden R. Wilson, 92, of Cleveland for the past 20 years, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his home.
He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Georgia Cumberland Conference. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1943 to 1947. He was employed as a teacher and a principal and also served as a preacher.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Hughes Wilson; parents, Ronald Wilson and Elda Snyder Wilson; granddaughter, Elizabeth Beth Wilson; brothers, Warren Wilson and Wesley Wilson; and sister, Dorothy Lindguist.
Survivors include his three children, Ronald Wilson and wife, Phyllis of Harrison; Diane Hodges and husband, Larry of Cleveland; and Terry L. Wilson of Columbia, SC; 11 grandchildren, Kaye Portera, Caryn Bledsoe, Wayne Hodges, and Doug Hodges all of Cleveland, Rex Wilson and Tambry Wilson both of Harrison, Terri Quarles and Jennifer Matheson both of Ooltewah, Elizabeth Thompson of Ringgold and Hannah Wilson and Courtney Wilson both of Columbia, SC; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Callis and husband, Clarence of Portland; brother, Lawrence Wilson and wife, Merita of Ringgold; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday January 18, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Reverends John Neff, Charles Hindman and Mike Mnich officiating. Caryn Bledsoe will bring the eulogy. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Floral Crest Cemetery in Bryant, AL with military honors. Doug Hodges, Wayne Hodges, Austin Olson, Marshall Green, Rex Wilson, and Daulton Hodges will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Daughtery, Rex Bledsoe, Peyton Hodges and Colin Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday January 16, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements.