It is with great sadness that we announce that Master Gunnery Sergeant Cecil Glendall (Glenn) Wilson of Richlands NC passed away peacefully at the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, NC on January 4, 2021.
Glenn Wilson was born on July 7, 1941 in the small mountain town of Byrdstown, TN. He was the fourth child of James and Bonza Wilson. Glenn and his nine siblings grew up in a two-room house on top of a hill on Clark Mountain. Randall, Reba, Freda, Glenn, Wynn, Normadelle, Dorena, Lannie (Pud), Isabella and Reda may not have grown up with a lot of material goods, but they were rich with love for each other.
Glenn left his family home at the age of 16. On March 7, 1960, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and found the passion of his life. He demonstrated the highest dedication to his Corps and country by displaying honor, courage and commitment. Glenn was a decorated Vietnam Veteran and retired after 30 years of service. After retirement, Glenn served for over 20 years as the manager of the military clothing sales store, MCCS, Camp Lejeune, NC.
In October of 1977, Glenn married Susan Manning, they spent the next 43 years loving and taking care of each other with Susan holding his hand until the very end of his life.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Susan Manning Wilson. His children: Glenda Wilson Londono (Rafael), Gregory Glenn Wilson (Julie). His four sisters: Normadelle Wilkinson (Bill), Dorena Clark, Isabella Nicholas (Amos), and Reda Spurlock. Sister-in-Law: Gail Wilson. Three Brothers in Law: Mark Manning (Donna), Daniel Manning and Dean Clark. Six Grandchildren: Jessica Detweiler McClam (Zack), Brianna Londono West (Drew), Luke Londono, Christian Londono, Kyle Wilson and Carley Wilson. Three great grandchildren: Presley, Riley and Renley McClam, and a host of nieces , nephews and longtime friends.
Glenn is predeceased by his parents, James and Bonza Wilson. His daughter, Gena Wilson. His Father-in-Law, Raymond Manning and Mother-in-Law, Crystal Manning. Sisters: Reba Byrd and Freda Sells. Brothers: Randall Wilson, Wynn Wilson and Lannie Wilson. Brothers in law: Gearlie Byrd, Gordan Sells and Matthew Manning.
Due to Covid, there will be a private service held at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Glenn’s name to UNC Health Foundation, UNC Lineberger or the Carolina Museum of the Marine.