~ IN MEMORY ~
SO/RC/NWA Capt. Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Wilson Sr.
August 30, 1932 - November 2, 2014
Notification with the passing of retired SO/RC/NWA retired pilot Captain Charlie Wilson, age 82. Captain Wilson’s obituary indicates he joined Southern Airways in 1960 and retired with Northwest Airlines in 1992. He is survived by his wife Martha and their children. To the best of my knowledge their contact would be
151 Loretta Lane , Luthersville GA 30251-2108 .... (770) 927-6179
~ Carol for the PCN
Memorial blogspot http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.
Mr. Charles Edward Wilson: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Newnan Times-Herald, The (GA) - Thursday, November 6, 2014
Charlie Wilson has gone West.
He died peacefully in his home November 2 surrounded by his wife and children. He was 82 years old.
Don't let the small dash between those two dates fool you. He accomplished a great deal between those years on this Earth. The first was marrying his wife, Martha Powell Wilson. They were married 56 years. They would later have two children, Todd and Tara.
Charlie was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to the late George and Carol Wilson. He was in the Navy Reserve but soon joined the Air Force in 1951 and served in the Korean War. Charlie began taking flying lessons in 1955 and never looked back. He was a flight instructor for the Army in Ft. Rucker, Ala., before joining Southern Airways in 1960. He was Captain and flew with Southern Airways until it became Republic Airlines and then Northwest Airlines before retiring as Captain in 1992. He was highly respected amongst his professional peers, and to this day his opinion was sought after by many when it came to airplanes.
Immediately upon retiring, he wasted no time and began attending college and received an Associates Degree in Aviation Mechanics and received his A&P and AI License, which he kept current.
Flying was not his only passion in life. He enjoyed traveling with his family. Many trips to Europe were taken over the years where he enjoyed skiing and exploring the countryside.
Charlie dedicated countless hours to little league sports in Fayette County. He was one of the founders of the Blue Devil Football little league program and coached many softball games on Kiwanis Field. He was involved in every aspect of his children's and grandchildren's lives. He never missed a football, a softball, a basketball or a soccer game. He attended many a ballet recital and band concert.
If he wasn't hunting or camping with his family, he was working on a car or airplane. He was an avid Falcon fan and was a season ticket holder for over 40 years, even attending their appearance in the Super Bowl. He also loved the Georgia Bulldogs and his Atlanta Braves.
He was involved in his church and loved attending UMM club meetings and volunteering with his friends. He was also a member of several aviation groups and actively involved in those: QB's, Antique Airplane Association, EAA, Cessna 140 Club – just to mention a few.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha; his son, Todd Wilson and wife Leslie, and their two children, Nicholas 19 and Sydney 15; his daughter Tara and husband Tom Gochenour and their three sons, TJ (18), and twins Charlie and Jack (15). He has a brother, David Wilson, and his wife Carolyn (Oletha, Kansas). He had many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Newnan First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville St., Newnan, Ga., on Saturday November 8, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Visitation and reception will be in the Parish Hall at Newnan First United Methodist Church immediately following the service from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Donations may be made to Newnan FUMC.