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Saturday January 25th, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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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 www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Gary-Wilson.

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


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Thinking of you all during this time.

Ben Bright Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Gary's passing.

Steve Gilliam Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss you all are in our prayers. Donnie & Shelly Willis

Donnie Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

May Gods Grace sustain you during this time.

Rodney and Missy Ammons Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

Gary was a true friend for life. With deepest sympathy. Pat and I will keep Gary and family in our prayers.
Dudley and Pat Edgemon

Dudley C Edgemon Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

I want to express my sorry and condolence to all of Gary's family. I'm sure he will be missed by family and friends

George E Wicker (Eddie) Jan 23 2020 12:00 AM