Melvin Wilson

Melvin Wilson, 62, of Blackshear died Sunday night, February 19, 2017, at his residence, following his second courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 30, 1954 in Waycross, he was a son of the late Frank and Clio Bennett Wilson. He lived all of his life in Ware and Pierce Counties and was retired from Gliman Building Products as a machine operator.

He enjoyed fishing and watching drag racing and NASCAR. He also enjoyed raising chickens. He loved spending time with his family and friends and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He had attended Indian Mound Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Moore; two sisters, Lillie Conners and Laura Ann Yeomans and two brothers, Dennis Wilson and Leeo Wilson.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Connie Sue Calhoun Wilson; his children, Jeremy Kinney (wife Patricia) and Melinda Wilson (David  Springsteen), all of Waycross and Margie Harper (Quentin Buchanan), Blackshear; grandchildren, Holly Sweat, Brianna Lowe, Bethany Lowe and Melvin Buchanan, all of Blackshear, and Kaitlynn Hodges, Jessica Hodges, and Nathan Leatherman, all of Waycross; two sisters, Linda Sue Sweat (husband Randy), Nicholls and Linnie May Taylor (husband Joe), Blackshear; two brothers, Wayne Wilson (wife Faye), Blackshear and Raymond Wilson (wife Janice), Waycross and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, from the Indian Mound Baptist Church in Millwood. 

Interment will follow in the Indian Mound Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton Street, Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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