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W. Woodrow "Woody Wilson

April 27, 1946 ~ April 30, 2018 (age 72)



April 27, 1946 – April 30, 2018


LOUISBURG – William Woodrow “Woody” Wilson, Jr., 72, of Louisburg, died Monday morning. Woody was preceded in death by his parents William and Estelle H. Wilson.


Woody was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and mentor. He was an army combat veteran of the Vietnam War and attended East Carolina University. He was a hard working co-owner of Rustic Building Supply, owner of Wilson Taxidermy, Wilson Designs, a general contractor and avid hunter. Woody served on the Board of Trustees of Louisburg United Methodist Church and was an active member. Whenever he knew of a need in the community, he was a kind and charitable soul. He was described by his friends as being full of life and sprinkled with charisma.


A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Louisburg United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.


Woody is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda N. Wilson; sons, Brad Wilson, Paul Wilson and wife, Jamie; step-mother, Helen W. Wilson; sister and brother-in-law, Linda W. and Jimmy Cottrell; step-sisters, Mary Ellen Johnson, Martie Boone and Alice Seybert; grandchildren, Connor, Natalie, Lindsay and Abby; uncle, Gerald F. Wilson; nieces, Pam Young, Lisa Mosley and Lou Rigsbee.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Louisburg United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549.


Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg,


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