Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Julius Edwin “Eddie” Wilson, Jr.

Julius Edwin “Eddie” Wilson Jr., age 76, of Albemarle, NC passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Eddie was born to the late J.E. Wilson, Sr. and Maude Talbert Wilson on October 21, 1942 and was the oldest of three children. He was a graduate of Albemarle High School. Eddie was a lover of people and animals and would do anything for a friend in need. He loved going places and meeting new people and formed lifelong friendships with many that he met during his travels. Eddie spent many years working at his family’s business, Wilson Farm Supply, Inc., but his true love was the open road. He drove a truck out of high school then traveled the Southeast selling farm equipment for Snell Fence Systems and Aerotech. He ended his working career back in a big truck.

Eddie is survived by three daughters: Catherine (Kenny) Johnson of Wadesboro, NC; Helen (Tim) Melton of Stanfield, NC and Elizabeth (Gideon) Cox of Albemarle. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Kyle (Sierra) Johnson, Olivia (Devin) Wilson, Elliott (Summer) Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Chasity Cox, David Cox, TJ (Katherine) Melton and Branden Melton and five great grandchildren: Kaidyn Johnson, Rose Wilson, Ivy Johnson, Justin Melton and Edward Melton. Eddie is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Wilson, of Albemarle, and brother, Tom (Cindy) Wilson, of Raleigh, NC and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to Hospice of Union County or Stanly County or the charity of donor’s choice.

A service celebrating Eddie’s life will be held on Friday, May 17th, at 12 noon in the chapel at the funeral home. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Wilson family.


  • Linda Hildreth Richards Posted May 13, 2019 5:26 pm

    Deepest an most heartfelt sympathy to the family!

  • Jennifer Morgan Posted May 13, 2019 7:29 pm

    I knew Eddie in high school. He was a very thoughtful person. My prayers go out to his family.

  • Jerry Lou (Holbert) Jones Posted May 13, 2019 7:48 pm

    I was so sorry to learn of Eddie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Linda Stonestreet Capilupo Posted May 13, 2019 8:05 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. He was like another big brother to me. My thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson family. Love to all of you.

  • Brenda Fesperman Posted May 13, 2019 9:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. Praying for the whole family??.

  • Eric Cain Posted May 13, 2019 9:10 pm

    I am so sorry to learn to Eddie death. He lived life to the fullest.

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted May 13, 2019 10:05 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Wilson family.

  • Steve & Janice Almond Posted May 13, 2019 11:52 pm

    We are thinking of Eddie’s family at this difficult time.

  • Patricia Lowder & Hal Lowder Posted May 14, 2019 6:02 am

    Our thoughts and prays are with all of the family

  • Darnell Williams Posted May 14, 2019 6:11 am

    My sincere condolences to your family. God promises that soon he will swallow up death forever and wipe away the tears from our face Isaiah 25:8. Until then, God will provide you with comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  • William Moss Posted May 14, 2019 8:32 am

    My sincere condolences on your Loss Your Family will surely be in my prayers

  • Peggy J Furr Posted May 14, 2019 11:03 am

    I extend my sincere sympathy to Eddie’s family. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Carol McDonald Posted May 14, 2019 4:06 pm

    So sorry to hear of Eddies passing, prayers for the family.

  • Becky and Rickey Dennis Posted May 14, 2019 4:33 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Eddies passing?. We both loved this man dearly. He was more like our kin. Eddie was always here for us when we had the dairy. Didn’t have to call him he just showed up when he knew we were in need❤️ Praying for the family??. ?. Rest In Peace our dear friend ?

  • Patsy Howell Posted May 14, 2019 5:25 pm

    Deepest sympathy to my family the “Wilson” family
    May you be forever blessed!

  • Kim Wilkinson Posted May 15, 2019 12:53 pm

    Rest in peace Eddie. You were very loved and respected by your friends at Bright Trucking. Steve and I will miss you.

  • Laura Posted May 15, 2019 8:10 pm

    Rest In Peace my dear friend u will be missed by roger and Laura Barnhardt love u buddy

  • Vicki and Dick Soll Posted May 16, 2019 5:25 pm

    So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the Wilson family. We were longtime friends going back to the Snell Systems era. He will be truly missed.

  • Tony Furr Posted September 16, 2019 9:03 pm

    I just found out about Eddie passing. This really made me sad. Eddie worked for me for a bit. And I have to say that I will NEVER forget this wonderful man. He was always making us laugh. Even when things were bad Eddie had his own words of wisdom. This was almost 25 years ago and we still use “Eddieisms” around the shop. God Bleesed us by allowing us to have Eddie Wilson in our lives.

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