Billy Gray Wilson, 80, of Bennett died Monday, March 2, 2020.
Mr. Wilson was born in Chatham County on April 9, 1939 the son of Dorothy Marie Hill Wilson .
Billy was of the Christian Faith and a veteran of the US Navy. Billy had worked at Chatham Auto Parts Napa Store for 39 years, he later worked at the Farmers' Alliance Store. He was a "people person" with a gift of gab and could spin a tall tale or two. He enjoyed dancing, social times spent at the local Senior Center and his animals that gave him great companionship.
Billy was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Barbara W. Dillinger; brother, Jimmy Wilson; canine companion, JB.
He is survived by his wife: Carol Lee (Brewer) Phillips; daughter: Paula W. Reeves and husband, David of Siler City; grandson, Caleb Reeves of Siler City; nephew, Tony Atkins of Sanford; nieces, Tina Graves and Tonya Crocker of Siler City; Beloved Canine Companions, Little Bit and Scruffy.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and at other times at 920 Calvin Phillips Road, Bennett. The funeral will be Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Pine Mountain Friends Meeting, 268 Phillips Road, Bennett with Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Tracy Smith for all the help during Billy's illness.
Memorials may be made to Pine Mountain Friends Meeting, 268 Phillips Road, Bennett, NC 27208 or Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.