Thurman Wilson Jr.

Published 12:42 pm Friday, September 17, 2010

Thurman Wilson Jr.


Thurman Wilson, Jr., age 80, of Chelsea, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. He was born on April 7, 1930 in Jasper to Thurman Wilson Sr. and Ozella Busby Wilson.

Thurman was a past president of the Birmingham Homebuilders Association. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Homebuilders Hall of Fame.

Preceding Thurman in death were his parents; his first wife, Katherine Anne Willis Wilson; and his sister, Ivadean Goolsby.

Survivors include Thurman’s wife, Betty Lawrence Wilson; four daughters, Susan Anne Wilson (Teresa), Sandra Wilson Mott (Timothy), Stephanie Wilson Howell (Scott), and Stacey Wilson Thames; son, Thurman Brett Wilson (Dana); six grandchildren, Colby Wilson, Chase Wilson, Landon Thames, Camden Howell, Jordan Thames, and Hannah Howell; sister, Shelby Jean Turner; brother, Billy Robbins; and extended family, including Cathy Snow, April Carden and Kellie Self.

The family especially thanks Countryside Care Hospice for their compassionate care of Thurman during his illness.

The funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 15 in the chapel of Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham where Bro. Eugene Cook and Rev. William Spann officiated. The burial followed in Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham.