William H. "Bill" Wilson, 63, of Clemmons, N.C., and formerly of Parkersburg, passed away peacefully, Monday, July 7, 2014.
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Charles C. and June Howell Wilson.
Bill was a 1969 graduate of Parkersburg High School. As an inventor, entrepreneur and leader in the floor care industry, Bill founded Pioneer Floor Care with his father in 1978, and went on to develop Pioneer Eclipse Corporation, a thriving Inc 500 company, in 1981. He had recently founded EcoShine Concrete Polishing Company with his brother, Randy. As a dedicated philanthropist and humanitarian who served his community, he was awarded NC Small Businessman of the Year. He was the owner of Glencoe Highland Farms and had a great love for family, travel and adventure.
Survivors include his life partner, Gwen Anne Macdonald; his daughter, Angela M. Wilson with her husband, Alexander Tuttle, of Stokesdale, N.C.; his son, Trevor B. Wilson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his sister, Loretta S. Wilson of Parkersburg; his three brothers, Joseph M. Wilson of Huntington, W.Va., Charles P. "Pat" Wilson of Greensboro, N.C., and Randolph S. "Randy" Wilson of Clemmons, N.C.; and the mother of his children, Linda Triplett Davidson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg. William's daughter, Angela, and his brother, Randy, will preside over the service. Burial will follow in the Deem/Wilson Cemetery at Eatons, W.Va. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Saturday, July 12, at the funeral home. A celebration of life for William will be held at JP Henry's in Parkersburg at 4 p.m.
Condolences and memories of William may be shared with the family at www.vaughanfh.com