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Dr. Alvin Eugene Wilson, Sr.

Dr. Alvin Eugene Wilson, Sr.



Dr. Alvin Eugene Wilson, Sr., age 80, of Laurens, and husband of Vivian Putman Wilson for 60 years, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the PRISMA Health Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC.


Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Hansel Eugene and Ethel Ford Wilson. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Wilson was the founding pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in 1983 and started Lighthouse Christian Academy in 2001. He was currently Pastor Emeritus of the church.  


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Delores W. Wright (Kenneth) of Laurens, Alvin E. Wilson, Jr. (Beth) of Spartanburg, Enoch D. Wilson (Cathy) of Laurens and Denise W. Pritchard (Clint) of Laurens; grandchildren, Heather Sipes, Seth Wilson, Brittany Gray, Jared Wilson, Cynthia McDowell, Lauren Rhymer, Bethany Vernon, Melody Cuenca, Kent Pritchard, Ethan Wilson, Dylan Pritchard, Catelyn Wilson, Eric Wilson and Caroline Wilson; great-grandchildren, Cole Sipes, Kaylie Wilson, Abigail Wilson, Cullen Sipes, Oakley Wilson, Madelyn Wilson, Emmett McDowell, Raider Wilson and Willow Cuenca; brother, Donald C. Wilson (Jane) of Laurens and half-brother, Ronnie Tucker (Amy) of Laurens


Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in the Lighthouse Baptist Church Gymatorium conducted by Pastor Enoch D. Wilson, Rev. J.D. Putman, Jr. and Mr. Alvin E. Wilson, Jr. with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Visitation will be in the Lighthouse Baptist Church Auditorium, Monday, April 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.


The family will be at the home, 702 E. Main St., Laurens.


Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 23994 Hwy 221 North, Enoree, SC 29335.


Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Rejoicing that Alvin is home with the Lord God in his forever home. He was a blessing to our family as he visited with our parents, Bernard and Betty Ford, as their health waned. We were privileged to have him officiate at both their funerals. We were not disappointed in his usual candor and the sharing of the gospel.
I will always remember his good humor and genuine smile when I think of him.
May God give you grace ,Vivian, and family in your loss.

Elaine House Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

We count ourselves blessed to have known Brother Wilson. We have good memories of the fellowship that we had with you all when we lived in Greenwood. We know that your hearts are aching. We are so sorry that we cant be there with you, but our prayers will be with you. We also are so grateful for the comfort offered in Isaiah 26:3, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.

Chip, Sarah, Aaron, Micah, and Sarah Beth Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Alvin Wilson, Sr.

Brittany Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

Bro. Wilson was such a help to me the year I was at Faith Christian School in Laurens, where he taught Bible and preached in chapel. He was a kind a gracious individual and I enjoyed talking with him in later years at ball games and other SCACS events. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially Heather and Kalen whom I taught in 5th and 6th grade.

Linda Liskey Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Alvin Wilson, Sr.

Sandra Laws Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM


As is traditional, Alvins obituary names his survivors, reports the length of his marriage, and lists his many accomplishments. Altogether appropriate.

But without you, much of what was said could not have been said.

May your reflections on the unsaidthe countless sacrifices and contributions of a supportive pastors wifefill the coming years with well-deserved contentment.

John Rutledge

John V. Rutledge Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Alvin Wilson, Sr.

CAROL DEAN Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Alvin Wilson, Sr.

Dale Bagwell Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Alvin Wilson, Sr.

Karen Apr 25 2021 12:00 AM

An honor to have known him. Praying for you all.

Timothy Brown Apr 25 2021 12:00 AM

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