Barry Dean Wilson: Little River
Barry Dean Wilson of Little River passed away Monday, May 4, at the home of his daughter following a brief illness. He was 66.
Mr. Wilson was born Sept. 6, 1948 in Tabor City, a son of the late Wilbur McDonald “Dick” Wilson and the late Elatha Watts Wilson.
He was also predeceased by his nephews Whitney B. Wilson and Brad M. Small.
He was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
Mr. Wilson served in the United States Army in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He had a passion for the links and golfed from Key West Florida to the Dominican Republic. An active member of the Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, he was a respected amateur golfer and had many trophies to prove it.
His second love was shagging on the beach. Mr. Wilson was known for his stylish and expensive attire. He was a car salesman for 25 years and was most recently employed by Wyndham Worldwide Resorts where he had many special friends and employees.
Mr. Wilson touched the lives of many and was loved by all.
Survivors are his only child, Shelley Dean Wilson Todd and her husband, Jeremy Todd of Loris; two sisters, Saundra W. Tindall and her husband James “Leonard” of Marion, and Suzanne W. Small and her husband Mitchell of Green Sea; one brother, Sherril Wayne Wilson of Loris; two beloved grandsons, Avery Ward Todd and Jay Dalton Todd of Loris; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, burial with full military honors following in the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Todd officiating.
Pallbearers are Jim Canady, Danny Cartrette, Jimmy Jack Cartrette, Richard Douglas, Rick Harris, and Charlie Womble. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Blanton, Tony Blanton, and Mitchell Wilson.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o the Marion County Relay for Life or the Loris Relay for Life or to the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2020 Daisy Road, Loris, SC 29569.
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