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Gary Leon Wilson

September 26, 1946 — January 22, 2020

Gary Leon Wilson

GARY LEON WILSON,  age 73 of Niota, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in Life Care of Athens, Tenn. He was a native of Sevierville, Tenn., and  a son of the late Paul L and Hazel Reagan Wilson of Englewood, Tn.. He was retired from H & V Ford and a member of Union McMinn Baptist Church. He enjoyed to work on cars and farm. 


  • Wife of 54 years: Mary Jane "Janie" Wicker Wilson of Niota, Tenn.
  • Three Sons and daughters-in-law: Gerald Lee and Amy Wilson of Niota, Tenn. Michael William  and Jill Wilson of Niota, Tn. and T. J. and Jessica Wilson of Athens, Tn. 
  • Five Grandchildren: Allie, Jade, Emma, George, and Jude Wilson.

Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Union McMinn Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Alexander officiating.

Interment will follow in Union-McMinn Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Scott White, Howie White, Charles Farner, Bryan Coffey, Allen Walden, and Terry Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union McMinn Baptist Church, P.O. Box 269 , Niota, Tn. 37826, or East Athens Baptist Church,  301 Central Ave., Athens, Tn. 37303, St. Jude Children's Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tn. 38101  or The Gideon's. 

Condolences may be sent to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tn. in charge of arrangements. 


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