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Danny Ray Wilson

Posted on February 22, 2021


Danny Ray Wilson

Danny Ray Wilson

Oct. 7, 1947 — Feb. 20, 2021

SIMS — Danny Ray Wilson, 73, passed away peacefully Saturday morning at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. His funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Burial with military honors will be held in Evergreen Memorial Park following the service. The Rev. Dr. Paul Batson and the Rev. Chase Caldwell will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

After high school graduation, Danny proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, he began his career at Hackney Brothers and worked there until the business closed. He was then employed by Waukesha in Goldsboro before returning to Wilson, where he worked and retired from Bridgestone/Firestone.

He was a faithful member and deacon of Nobles Chapel Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and hang out with his hunting buddies.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy B. Wilson; daughter, Cindy Wilson and Ed Perry of Sims; son, Mike Wilson of Clayton and daughter-in-law, Lydia Wilson, of Kenly; brothers, Johnny Wilson and wife, Rendy, of Durham and Woody Wilson and wife, Doris, of Sims; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Glover and Sarah Purkerson, both of Sims; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Woodrow and Alice Phillips Wilson; and brother, James “Jim” Wilson.

Thank you to Janice, Barbara and Carolina of Compassionate Care Solutions, Ms. Beatrice and Community Hospice. A special thank you to Ann Durham of Community Hospice who was our angel, especially during his final hours. Our heartfelt appreciation to our friends and neighbors, Rusty and Pam Barnes, who have gone above and beyond the commandment to “love thy neighbor.”

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to Nobles Chapel Baptist Church, 7330 Old Raleigh Road, Sims, NC 27880 or Community Hospice, 2841 Daisy Lane, Suite E, Wilson, NC 27896.

Masks and social distancing are suggested.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.

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