Ray W. Wilson, 84, of Camden, passed away peacefully at his home, on January 19, 2022. Ray was born October 31, 1937 in Camden to the late Urey and Lora Wilson.
Following high school, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving honorably from December 1954 to October 1958. After the Navy, Ray returned to Camden and began a 43-year career as an over-the-road truck driver. Initially, an independent trucker, Ray hired on with Roadway Express out of Nashville, TN in 1973. Ray lived in Cedar Hill, TN until his retirement from Roadway in 1998. Ray moved back to Camden with his wife, Wanda, in 1998. In retirement, Ray and Wanda made numerous trips to various destinations within the United States. He enjoyed gospel and country music as well as attending several NASCAR races.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Wanda, brother Glen (Noreen) Wilson and sister Joy (Clyde) Lumpkin.
He is also survived by daughter Kathy (Bill) Murphy of Springfield TN, three sons Michael (Melinda) Wilson of Waldorf, MD, Kevin (Lisa) Tobias of White House, TN and Ronnie (Lyn) Tobias of Lewisville, TX, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He is also survived by brother, Haynes (Edna) Wilson of Gallatin, TN and by a very-special niece Syratha Smith of Camden., TN.
Visitation with the Wilson family will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 11:00-12:30 pm at Oakdale Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 1 pm at Camden City Cemetery with Bro. Steve Whitworth officiating.
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