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Charles Ray Wilson

Graveside Funeral Services for Charles Ray Wilson were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the St. James Cemetery in Bassfield.

Mr. Wilson, age 80, passed away from this life on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Hattiesburg. Fr. Chinnappa Raj Mark officiated.

Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Brandon Dyess, Buddy Smith, Wayne Wilson, B.J. Wilson, Lee Kirby and Zach Bennett.

Charles Ray Wilson was born on March 29, 1940, in Monticello to Woodrow Wilson and Helen Rosalee Watson Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Mr. Wilson was also a veteran of the Mississippi National Guard. He was a UPS driver for almost 29 years and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Preceding Mr. Wilson in death were his mother and father; his wife, Hilda Ann Howard Wilson and a brother, James Tony Wilson.

Survivors include three daughters, Katherine Renee’ Dyess of Hattiesburg, Marla Ann Wilson of Bassfield and Shayna Lee Smith (Buddy) of Petal; three sons, Charles Anthony Wilson of Hattiesburg, Shawn Wilson of San Diego, California and James Emitt Wilson of Bassfield; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four  brothers, Bob Wilson of Springfield, Illinois, Glenn Wilson of Bassfield, Don Wilson, also of Springfield, Illinois and Andy Wilson of Bassfield; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.