Michael L. Wilson Jr., 82 years old, passed away in Raleigh, N.C., on Jan. 19, 2024. Born Aug. 24, 1941, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Michael L. Wilson Sr. and Carrie Hughes Wilson.
He graduated from Lexington High School, attended Greenbrier Military School as a Post Graduate in Lewisburg, W.Va., and received an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service with 32 years of service as a letter carrier. He served four years in the U. S. Air Force as an air policeman, was in the Virginia National Guard and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with a total of 30 years of military service. He was a member of New Monmouth Presbyterian Church where he served as elder and chairman of the Cemetery Committee. He was also a member of the Lexington Moose Lodge and the American Legion.
Michael was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Brenda D. Wilson; and is survived by a daughter, Monica W. Shabo and husband Scott Smith of Raleigh, N.C., and a son, Willet D. Wilson and wife Rachel Wilson of Richmond; and a grandson Korben Wilson.