Richard Maret Wilson, 68, passed away peacefully at National Health Care of Garden City on Sunday July 30, 2017. He was born on March 25, 1949 in Greenville, South Carolina to Bernice Helen Babbitt and the late Kay William Wilson.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Following his honorable discharge, Richard worked in the medical field for several companies and then became a partner in Transportation Resources, a federal compliance consulting firm.
Along with his mother of Wedowee, Alabama, left to cherish Richard’s memory is his wife, Mary Anne Wilson of Myrtle Beach; his sister, Shirron and her husband Richard Soohey; two brothers, Jimmie Wilson and his wife Gail of Eldersburg, MD and Donnie Wilson and his wife Wanda of Valparaiso, IN as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held 1:00PM Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at Socastee United Methodist Church, 5575 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.
A memorial service will also be held at a later date in Bethlehem, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richard’s name to The American Heart Association, 1113 44th Ave N #200, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or to Coastal Animal Rescue, 1288 Limestone Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
To view these details online or to make online condolences, kindly visit, www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
Celebration of Life
Socastee United Methodist Church
Wednesday August 2nd, 2017
5575 Dick Pond Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Oh Rich. So unfair of life to take you so soon. We will all miss you and I'm sending a million thanks up in the sky to you! You ha e helped SO many people over the years. Sending love to your wife & family during these hard times. :(
Submitted by Mindy Markovich-Sedlock on Aug 7 2017 12:44:22 AM
My Uncle Rich was like a part of our immediate family when I was growing up. And he married Aunt Mary when I was still a preteen. I feel like I grew up with them. They were my cool aunt and uncle. Uncle Rich taught me to have taste in music, bands I would never have appreciated if it were not for him. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan. He made sure his eldest niece had a good education in music. And it had a lasting impact. Some of the best memories of my teen years were concerts with him and Aunt Mary. That was the only time I've seen Dylan in concert, was with them. They also took me in to stay at their home in Baltimore when I was in art school and needed a place to crash after late night classes. That was just the beginning of a lifelong relationship with my coolest aunt and uncle. They were always interested in what I was doing, always supportive, always positive. And they were also the fun aunt and uncle. Especially Uncle Richard for his constant humor. I am so grateful to Aunt Mary for how well she cared for my uncle during his illness. I have so much sorrow at the thought we won't have him with us any longer. It is only my deep faith in God that gives any peace that he is in a better place, his spirit still shining. - Dawn Wilson
Submitted by Dawn Wilson on Aug 3 2017 11:52:46 PM
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Dawn Wilson lit a candle on Aug 3 2017 11:38:26 PM
Dear Mary, Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. Rich was such a fun person, we always enjoyed him in Wildwood with his fun T shirts and hot peppers he always remembered to bring for Mike. I know he will surely be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to the whole family. With love and deepest sympathy Mike & Bobbie McFalls
Submitted by Mike & Bobbie McFalls on Aug 2 2017 01:26:49 PM
Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Richie was the epitome of a Goodfellow, a dear friend and he will be sorely missed.
Submitted by Brett Yarsevich on Aug 2 2017 08:11:44 AM
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Annette Pencille lit a candle on Aug 2 2017 07:16:02 AM
Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you and his family. Love, Gail Sebring
Submitted by Gail Sebring on Aug 1 2017 07:48:31 PM
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Gail Sebring lit a candle on Aug 1 2017 07:47:42 PM
Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending so much love. I will be keeping you in my heart and prayers. Love, Carolyn Gee
Submitted by carolyn gee on Aug 1 2017 07:18:01 PM
Thinking about my friend and colleague always makes me smile. He always respected and supported me in all my efforts. I will miss talking to him. It was always a comfort to be able to pick up the phone and call him. He gave me advice and guidance. Rich is an irreplaceable friend. I will always carry his memory in my heart. I pray for peace and comfort for Mary and all his family. I'm sure he is looking down on all of us.
Submitted by Donna Corsi on Aug 1 2017 07:09:30 PM
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