In Loving Memory of Mr. Cecil Ray Wilson

Mr. Cecil Ray Wilson

September 08, 1935 – June 04, 2013

20130605-1045000485Mr. Cecil Ray Wilson, age 77 of Lawsonville, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Stanleytown Healthcare Center in Bassett. He was born in Patrick County on September 8, 1935 to the late Pete and Gladys Lawson Wilson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by a brother, Lonzie Wilson. He was a devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church where he thoroughly enjoyed going. He had worked for 42 years with Wood Brothers Racing Team where he was affectionately known as “Big C” and he also worked for Fieldcrest Mills for over 40 years. He loved being “Papa” to his grandsons.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon Steele Wilson of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Suzanne Wilson of Stuart; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Dennis Shelton of Stuart; three grandsons, Justin Wilson and girlfriend, Sara Webber, Brandon Shelton and girlfriend, Stephanie Clark, Brad Shelton and wife, Taylor; two brothers and sisters-in-law, A.J. and Elizabeth Wilson of Mayodan, North Carolina, David and Rebecca Wilson of Patrick Springs; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Patsy Wilson of Ridgeway, Margaret and Randy Bouldin of Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Wilson will be held Friday, June 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Pastor Reggie Steele, Pastor Jerry Whitlow and Pastor Don Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Peter’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawsonville, North Carolina. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, and at other times at the home.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Big C Motorsports Scholarship Fund, 6727 Salem Highway, Stuart, VA 24171. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

The family would like to thank Pastors Reggie Steele, Jerry Whitlow and Don Reynolds, Dr. Paul Eason and Dr. Katragadda, the Steele family and the Wilson family, Stanleytown Healthcare Center and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for the special care and support given during his stay. A special thank you to the Wood Brothers Racing Team who stood behind “Big C” and our family during these past few months. Your love and faithful prayers are what has helped carry us through these difficult times.

Provided  by Moody Funeral Services ~