Kenneth Boyce Wilson ’55

Kenneth Boyce Wilson '55Reverend Kenneth Boyce Wilson, a resident of Winston-Salem, NC, departed this life on January 13, 2016, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born May 28, 1927, in Charlotte, NC, the son of the late John McCamie Wilson and Bleaker Henderson Wilson.

The Reverend Wilson attended Charlotte City Schools, graduating from Central High School, Charlotte College (UNC-C), Davidson College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, School of Pastoral Care, WFU Medical Center and is a US Navy Veteran. Reverend Wilson was ordained to the ministry in 1953, serving pastorates in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina and North Carolina for a period of 12 years.

He then located to Winston-Salem where he was associated with The School of Pastoral Care from 1965-88. Credited with helping shape the future of Pastoral Care, he was the founding chairman of the Pastoral Care Foundation. Active in the life of First Baptist Church, he was a faithful member, Deacon, Bible Teacher, chairman and served on numerous committees.

Bi-vocationally, Reverend Wilson’;s business interests included Ken Wilson Associates, Inc., marketing major real estate projects and brokerage, and Consul, Ltd., a domestic and international corporate consulting firm. He was the original developer of Groundhog Mountain Residential Resort, Doe Run Lodge and Conference Center, The Olde Mill Golf Resort and Conference Center.

Reverend Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Edgerton Wilson, who died on May 14, 2003, one sister, Helen Wilson Skerry, of Charlotte, and two brothers: John McCamie and R. Edwin Wilson, of Charlotte.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Virginia Swinson Wilson of Charlotte, two daughters, Elizabeth McCamie Wilson and Catherine McLeod Frazier, and one son, Kenneth B. Wilson, Jr., and wife, Sonya James Wilson. Eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter blessed their marriage.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, January 30th, at 11:00am. The family will receive visitors in the Brown Room following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Hospice Foundation, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to the First Baptist Church Television Ministry at 501 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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