Ernest Lee Wilson

Published 5:15pm Monday, September 9, 2013

Funeral services for Ernest Lee Wilson, 90, were Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Dr. Michael Trull officiating.

Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga.

Wilson passed away on Sept. 6 at Coosa Valley Medical Center.

The son of John and Alma Wilson, he was a member of Marble City Baptist Church and a founding member of the Sylavon Baptist Mission where he served as deacon.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in World War II with General Patton.

He and his brother Roy opened and operated the Dairy Queen in Sylacauga for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez B. Wilson and brothers, Roy Wilson and Raymond Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Wilson; son, Roger Wilson and wife Patricia of Birmingham; daughter, Jan Williamson and husband Lyndol of Montgomery; sister, Lois Blalock of Clanton; two grandchildren, Chad Williamson and Lynsey Williamson Smith; four great-grandchildren; three step children; six step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Ray Faulkner, Steve Embry, Phil Johnson, David Wilder, Harvey McCoy, Don Wilson and Keith Wilson.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga will direct the services.

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