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Charles R. Wilson, Jr., 77, of the Town of Shelby, entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at home with his loving family by his side.
Born May 17, 1941 in Clintonville, W.V., he was a son of the late Charles R. and Bertie A. (Harford) Wilson, Sr. Charles graduated from Greenbrier High School in the class of 1958. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. Charles married the former Cecelia Fuller on October 12, 1963 and together they raised a family of five children. Charles worked for Harrison Radiator Division of G.M.C., where he retired from in 1992. He was past president and line officer of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Co., where he was a proud member of over 50 years. Charles was also a past president of the Orleans County Fireman’s Assn. He was a Town of Shelby councilman, member of the Genesee Valley Metal Detector’s Assn., past president of the Gold Prospectors Assn. of W.N.Y. and was the president of the South Forty R.V. Assn. in Tucson, A.Z.
Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping metal detecting and gold prospecting. He enjoyed working with young people in his community and sharing his love for the outdoors. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and will fondly be remembered for always making those around him laugh.
Survivors include his wife, Cecelia A. Wilson; his five children, Shelly (Howard) Daggs of Waterport, Darlene (Charles) Hartway of Medina, Charles (Carrie) Wilson III of Medina, William (Jennifer) Wilson of Medina and Susan (Dan) Egan of Forestville; nineteen grandchildren, Nathanial (Megan) Hartway, Justin (Kristin) Hartway, Katie (Alex) Misiti, Travis Hartway, Bailey (Robert) Bannister, Franklin Hartway, Martha Hartway, Howard (Kimberly) Daggs IV, Jennifer (Matt) Gage, Emma Wilson, Luke Wilson, Parker Wilson, Oliver Wilson, Joshua Wilson, Alexander Wilson, Alyson McAdoo, Michael McAdoo, Jackson Egan and Cecelia Egan; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Dwight (Ruth) Wilson of Canandaigua; and many dear family and friends especially the extended Fuller family.
A Celebration of Life Service and dinner in memory of Charles will be held on Friday, March 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Shelby Vol. Fire Hall- 4695 S. Gravel Rd., Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orleans- P.O. Box 489, Albion, N.Y. 14411.
Friday, March 29, 2019
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Shelby Volunteer Fire Hall
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