Charles Edward Wilson entered into rest on Sunday, January 3, 2021. His friends knew him by Eddie.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Eddie grew up in Doraville, Georgia. He graduated from Chamblee High School in 1965. Wanting to be a BMOC (Big man on campus), he attended the University of Alabama and achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management in May 1969. To be a BMOC, he loved clothing so much that he even knew more about Jos A. Bank than the employees. After college, he was drafted to the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. After serving in the military, he returned to school to get a degree in Accounting. He spent the last decade of his career working as an Accountant for the State of Alabama. As a Jehovah's Witness, he always talked about Paradise Earth and wanting to live there where the earth would be restored and be a place with no more pain. Eddie loved the Augusta National Golf Club where the Masters Tournament takes place every year. He said it is the closest place in the world that would resemble what Paradise Earth would look like and hole #13 called the Azalea was his favorite. He had an interest in turf management and loved going to visit the golf course so much that he ended up moving to Augusta. He attended the Masters Tournament many times and even would try to peer through the crevasses in the fence as he drove by with excitement.
Eddie was fond of Georgia Tech, where he wished he attended instead of the University of Alabama. He often followed their football team as well as many SEC teams. He attended many Alabama football games over the years getting tickets for family members to enjoy as well. In his later years, he shifted his interest towards attending Georgia Tech football games.
Eddie appreciated music, often playing vinyls of the music of "his time," being the 1960s, blaring The Edsels, The Penguins, Elvis, Motown and so much more. Eddie was a dreamer, which made him a movie lover and a DC comic fan. His favorite movies were "Casablanca," "Superman", "Wonder Woman", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", and "Somewhere In Time." He often played the soundtrack of "Somewhere In Time" through his house. His ashes will be spread on the grounds of the Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island, Michigan where "Somewhere In Time" was filmed.
Eddie is now at rest waiting to be a BMOC in Paradise Earth.
Eddie is survived by his son Ken Wilson; a brother Bob Wilson; a sister Delores Brown; three cousins Jimmy Craig, Joyce Aust and June Aust; and a best friend since he was 8, Duncan McRae.
He is preceded in death by his parents Willard and Doris Wilson.
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"With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
- Revelation 21:3-4
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