Eldon Wesley Wishon

Published 10:59 am Sunday, March 18, 2018

Eldon Wesley Wishon, 87, of Yadkinville, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

He was born Nov. 25, 1930 in Yadkin County to the late Robert Wesley Wishon and Mattie Peele Wishon. Heserved in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a medic in the 279 regiment 45 infantry division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.  He worked for Steelman Milling Co. in Courtney as a small motors mechanic for 40 years and was a tobacco and vegetables farmer. He loved his country, outdoors, and gardening. He was known to friends and family as the tomato king.

He was also preceded in death by: his sister, Katie Shepherd; brothers, Earl Wishon, Fred Wishon.

Surviving: his wife of 64 years, Peggy Reavis Wishon; children, Deborah Wishon, Robert Wesley (Lisa) Wishon, Vickie Wishon (Mark) Prevette; grandchildren, Garrett Wishon, Morgan Wishon, James Prevette, John Prevette; great-grandchild, Lyndie Wishon; sisters, Louise (Paul) Martin, Lucille Holbrook; brothers, Basil (Doris) Wishon, R.C. (Brenda) Wishon; sister-in-law, Carolyn Bray; brother-in-law, Leo Reavis.

His funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Gentry Family Chapel in Yadkinville by the Revs. Marvin Blackburn and Noel Hawks. Burial followed at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors by the Yadkin VFW Post 10346 and the N.C. National Guard.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Liberty Baptist, 2433 Liberty Church Road, Mocksville; or SECU Hospice Home, 243 N. Lee Ave., Yadkinville,   27055.

Condolences: www.gentryfuneralservice.com.