Gary High School 1914-1978

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                 James H.Wilson 
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. Retired U.S. Army SGM James Henderson "Papa" Wilson, 74, of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Pageton, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Mr. Wilson was a 1952 graduate of Gary High School and was an army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and retired from the U.S. Army after 29 years. He was also retired from civil service after 18 years. He attended Mt. Carmel Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a diehard West Virginia Mountaineer fan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Jernigan Warren Chapel with the Rev. Gary Strickland officiating. The burial will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park with military honors.
He was preceded in death by his special friend, Tony Bordeaux; and a brother, William E. Wilson, Jr .He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Brunson Wilson of the home; two sons, Richard Wallace Brunson and wife Pamela of Fayetteville and Herbert "Danny" Brunson of Fayetteville; a daughter, Deborah B. DeCarlo and his special son-in-law, William "David" DeCarlo of the home; granddaughter, Kiley Brunson; granddaughter, Tracie DeCarlo and husband Sean and their two children, Jack's playmate and friend, Walker David Johnson and Pierce Christopher Johnson; grandson, Jonathan David DeCarlo and wife Amy; grandson, Kevin Brunson and wife Michelle of Hope Mills; granddaughter, Jennifer Brunson; two special great-grandsons, Noah Brunson and Kevin Jones; three sisters, Martha Venable, Brenda Hadjigeorgalis and husband Michael, and Sally Childers and husband Bruce, all of Rutledge, Tenn.; three brothers, Douglas "Gene" Wilson and wife Susan of Pageton, W.Va., Richard Wilson and wife Darlene of Roanoke, Va., and Mark Steven Wilson of Pageton, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Helen Beech of Brunswick, Ohio; twelve nieces and nephews; and his loyal, loving dog, Cindy-Lou.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jernigan Warren in Fayetteville, N.C.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.To leave personal condolences online, visit