May 7, 2015
Mr. Douglas Edward Wilson, age 72, of Rockwood, passed away in the early morning hours of May 6, 2015 with his family by his side. Douglas graduated from Copper Basin High School, and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis. Mr. Wilson was Owner of Wilson Drug Center, 1967-1997. He was the Pharmacist at Rite Aid from 1997-2012. Doug was a member of the Roane State Foundation Board since 1990 and served as chairman on two occasions. Roane County Election Commission and he served as Chairman of Chamberlain Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Past-President of the Rockwood Civitan Club where he was a member for 47 years. Doug served as a Member of the State Democratic Executive Committee and also served the Democratic Party Statewide in many capacities. Doug was Past Chairman for Friends of Scouting Catoosa District of the Great Smoky Mountain Council; He was involved in many, many other Civic, Pharmacy and Political organizations.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edd Wilson; his maternal grandmother, Bonnie Turner Grantham; his maternal grandfather, Joe Grantham; his paternal grandmother, Mary Lively Wilson; and his paternal grandfather , Foxy John Wilson.
He is survived by:
Mother… Laura Ruth Wilson
Daughter…..Susan Wilson & husband Aaron Ficken
Son……Charles Edward (Charley) Wilson & wife Kate Vermeer Wilson
Sister: Rebecca Wilson Hale
Mother of His 2 Children…..Carolyn Bowling Wilson
Grandchildren….Dutch Edward Wilson
Lorelei Eloise Wilson
Margaret Adalee Ficken
Arrangements are as Follows: Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary, Family will receive Friends from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm, Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm, with Mr. Ron Berry, Mr. Mike “Brillo” Miller, Mr. Mike Pemberton and Mr. David Cooley presiding Graveside celebration of life and interment will be held in the Pantertown Cemetery in McCaysville, Georgia at 11:00am on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Family and Friends will gather at Williamstown United Methodist Church, 35 Williamstown Rd. in Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials Donation can be made to Roane State Foundation, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748, where a Wilson Family Scholarship will be established. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. Douglas E. “Doug” Wilson.