Dean Wilson, a long-time resident of Mint Hill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 21. He was 80 years old and had worked as a truck mechanic at Carroll’s Alignment for 40 years before he retired. He had been a long-time active member of Mint Hill Baptist Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Dean was known for his love of antique cars, NASCAR racing, antique tractor restoration, and finding deals at auctions. He was an avid gardener, and loved his 15-year-old boxer, Mack.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Betty Wilson; his son, Terrell Dean Wilson; and his daughter, Teresa Farmer-Clark — all of Mint Hill. He also had seven grandchildren — Callie Burkhart (Shane), Savannah Wilson, Quinten Farmer, Caleb Farmer, Toni Clark, Reghan Clark, and Anthony Clark. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Christian Farmer.
Dean is also survived by two brothers, Dennis Wilson of Busick, and Coy Wilson of Marion; and a sister, Sarah Bartlett of Marion. He was preceded in death by other brothers and sisters: Raymond, Clara, Arthur, Alice, Sally, Ruby, Belvie, Dan, Buck, Bill, and Woodfin.
Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, at McEwen Funeral Home in Mint Hill. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Arnold Kessler of Mint Hill will be the officiant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Lawyers Road.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the following charities:
- HOSPICE & Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region (www.hpccr.org)
- My Neighbors, P.O. Box 686, Burnsville, NC 28714 (www.myneighbors.cc) — a nonprofit organization serving the elderly, allowing them to live in their homes for as long as practical