Caleb Jerry “CJ” Wilson, 87, of Virgilina, Va., passed away May 23, 2019. He was born in Halifax County, Va. on July 8, 1931. He was the son the late Asa Jerry Wilson and the late Emma Sue Long Wilson. He was of the Baptist faith, a retired barber, retired farmer and a former member of the Virgilina Ruritan Club. He enjoyed gardening and canning, woodworking, music, square dancing and especially calling figures at square dances.
He is survived by his children, Diane Watts and her husband Jimmy of Virgilina, Va., Janet Meadows and husband Ricky of Ringgold, Va., Angela Currier and husband Greg of Norfolk, Va.; grandchildren, Carlton Watts, Larry Watts and wife Stacy, Billy Keith Thomas and wife Melissa, Russell Thomas, Emily Currier, Alexis Currier, Lauren Currier Ingle, Neil Waltman and wife Ellen, and Steve Waltman and wife Susan; great grandchildren, Blair Webb, Adam Watts, Kaleb Newton, and Dylan Newton, great-great-grandchildren, Wesley Webb and Lacy Webb; sisters, Virginia Cumbey and husband Butch of South Boston, Va., Nancy Young and husband Harold; and his sweetheart, Mary Chambers of South Boston, Va.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Tucker Wilson; sisters, Lois Wilson, Thelma Wilson, Zuline Lowery, Cecil Tuck and Shirley Carmichael
A funeral service will be held Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Jack Stewart and the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 4064 Wilson Road, Virgilina, Va.
For memorials please support Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, Va. 24592 or Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department, 8052 Florence Ave., Virgilina, Va 24598.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, Va.