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Rex Gale Wilson

July 20, 1954 — March 20, 2017

Rex Gale Wilson, 62, a native and lifelong resident of Bradley County passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 in a Chattanooga hospital.  He was an avid fan of Bradley Central High School where he volunteered at many sporting events and attended Friendship Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to car shows and spending time with family and friends.


Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Wilson and Lucy Coe Wilson; brothers, Gilbert Wilson and J.L. Wilson; infant sister, Frances Wilson.


He is survived by two sisters:  Willistine “Cookie” Woods and husband, Steve of Cleveland, and Maxine Williams and husband, J.C. of Old Fort; two brothers:  Jerry Wilson and wife, Billie, and Bill Wilson and wife, Mary all of Cleveland; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family also survive.


Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Woods officiating.  Interment will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. Stanley  Millsaps, Chris Dunn, Nick Dunn, John Owenby, Hayden Owenby, Billy Wilson, and  Bud Holmes will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.


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