Dewey Stowers Wilson Jr., 83, of Pulaski, Virginia passed away peacefully on May 27, 2017. He was born in 1933 and raised in Tazewell and Bristol Virginia graduating from East Tennessee State University. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1956-1960. He was the son of the late Dewey S. Wilson Sr. and Hattie Davis Wilson. He was predeceased by his loving wife Norma Jean Thompson Wilson.
Survivors include three sons and wives, Mike and Kaye Wilson, Christiansburg, VA; Brad and Rena Wilson, Pulaski, VA; Randy and Karen Wilson, Orlando, FL. Five grandchildren: Caleb and Courtney Wilson, Pulaski, VA; Chelsea and Seth Wilson, Orlando, FL and Nic Lowry, Eldersburg, Maryland. One brother, Jim and wife Helen Wilson, Elizabethton, TN. Also, a longtime companion Catherine Vaughn, Pulaski, VA, and numerous extended family and friends.
Dewey was the first Principal of the consolidated Pulaski County High School from 1974-1991. A lifelong educator, he started teaching Industrial Arts and Mechanical Drafting in 1958 at Pulaski High School. He received his Master's Degree in Education from Radford University. After a short retirement in 1991 he returned to the classroom as an Industrial Arts teacher for Radford High School from 1992-1995. He loved all sports and was a faithful supporter of the Pulaski County Cougars and the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Dewey was also involved in many community service organizations such as the Rotary Club, New River Community Action and the Ruritan Club. He was also a devoted member of the Dublin United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at Dublin United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 3 pm with Pastor Don Hanshew officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens with military gravesite rites conducted by Pulaski VFW Post 1184. The family will greet friends from 1-3 pm on May 30th, 2017 prior to the service. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home-Pulaski, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the newly established Dewey S. Wilson Educational Scholarship Fund, care of the Dublin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 577, Dublin, VA 24084. This fund will include an award to a deserving Pulaski County High School Senior for college expenses.
Published on May 28, 2017