Larry Gene Wilson

August 6, 1950 - May 8, 2022

08/06/1950 - 05/08/2022

Past Services

Sunday May 15, 2022
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Additional Information:

American Legion Post 77

216 4th Avenue West

Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739

(828) 693-3922



Larry Gene Wilson, 71 of Hendersonville, NC, died Sunday, May 8,2022 at his home.


Larry was a graduate of West Henderson High School and Western Carolina University. He was a life long barber. He was a charter member of Hubert M. Smith Post 77 Sons of the American Legion, as well as Past Detachment Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, Department of North Carolina. Larry also served on the golf committee at the Legion for over 30 years.


He is predeceased by his father, Bobby Wilson and his nephew Clark McDaniel.


He is survived by his mother, Helen Coates Wilson, sisters Gail Pilgrim (Danny) and Diane Wilson, niece Dacia Corn, nephew Michael McDaniel, great nephews Kawme Morris, Xavier Avery, and Mason McDaniel, great nieces Kahteya Morris, Tamia Smith, and Clarklyn McDaniel. He is also survived by Lydia Bass, his girlfriend of 17 years.


A Celebration of Life will be held downstairs at The American Legion Post 77, 216 W Fourth Ave.,Hendersonville from 3-7pm on Sunday, May 15, 2022.


Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.”

   -Isla Paschal Richardson-



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Diane LeDane
1 year ago

To the Wilson Family : Please know how Very Sorry I am , I was saddened to hear of Your loss – It’s hard to understand why people are taken from Us , But find comfort in knowing You were a Special part of Larry’s Well-Lived Life – May the Love & Support of Your Friends & Family carry You All past threw this difficult time –
You’re in My Thoughts & My Prayers – Sincerely, Diane LeDane (That worked at the “Four Seasons Cleaner”)

1 year ago

Larry was one of the kindest & friendliest people I’ve ever met. He was ALWAYS happy to see everyone he saw. My heart and prayers go out to Lydia and his family.
Heaven is a much brighter place now.
May the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit envelope all those he cherished and all those who cherished him.
John 14:2-4 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
May we all seek to find The Way that Larry has found ..:l:..

1 year ago

I am so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences to his family, Lydia and all his many friends. May he Rest In Peace, relieved of his pain and in the loving hands of our Father.

Ginny Parker
1 year ago

Thoughts and prayers to all the family! Larry will be missed, enjoyed and knew Larry well, worked at the Hair Kutters with my husband, Jim! Lots of love to the family!

Karen Morgan-Freeman
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear about Larry. I worked with him for years at Hair Kutters. He was a great person. We had so many good laughs with him and at him. Rest in peace.

Ray Pace
1 year ago

Larry and I have been friends since the 8th grade. We even attended WCU at the same time. Larry was the best man at my first wedding. We have partied together many times. He will be missed. Condolences to the family.

Connie Blackwell
1 year ago

Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I worked with him at Hair Kutters. Thoughts & prayers are with you.