1938 Douglas 2021

Douglas Woodrow Wilson

August 30, 1938 — February 8, 2021

Douglas (Doug) Woodrow Wilson passed away peacefully at his home on February 8, 2021. Doug, Child of the King, was born in Crowders Mountain, NC to Woodrow and Bonnie Wilson where he learned to hunt and golf with his cousins. He attended Gardner Webb College and Clemson University. He met the love of his life, Libby, in 1958 and they were married in 1960. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1961 and began his thirty-year career at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). He retired as the Chief Nuclear Engineer for TVA. Doug and Libby had five children (Pam, Ramona, Tommy, Jon and Joanna) who they raised in Alcoa, TN. He enjoyed playing golf, taking long drives in the mountains, watching his Tigers play football, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church for over forty years and loved serving his Lord and Savior. One of his greatest joys in life was watching his grandson, Thomas, grow up. Family and friends will remember Doug for his strong faith, generosity, sense of humor, and wise counsel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Bonnie Wilson, sister, Peggy Hutchins, son, Tommy Wilson, and daughter, Pamela Wilson. Survived by his beloved wife, Sarah E (Libby) Wilson, daughter, Ramona Wilson, son, Jonathan (Margaret) Wilson, daughter, Joanna Wilson, grandson, Thomas Wilson, and niece, Robin (Kevin) Sands. Graveside Services will be held at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC on February 16 at 12:00 Noon. The family requests that everyone attending adhere to guidelines of social distancing and wearing of masks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 130 Eagleton Road, Maryville, TN building fund. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Douglas Woodrow Wilson please visit our Sympathy Store.
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