In Memory

Gary "Magoo" Wilson

Gary Lee “Magoo” Wilson II

April 22, 1971 ~ September 21, 2022

Mr. Gary Lee “Magoo” Wilson II of Burlington, 51, passed away at Moses Cone Hospital on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

A native of Burlington, he was the son of Catherine Allen Wilson, who survives, and Gary L. Wilson, deceased. He was a graduate of Western Alamance High School, where he enjoyed playing football and developed life long friendships. He was a member of St. Mark’s Church.

In addition to his mother, survivors include three sisters, Tracey W. Dix and husband Darryl of Burlington, Robin W. McKenzie and husband Sean of Virginia Beach, Va. and Kristi L. Wilson of Burlington. He was a loving and proud uncle of Dani Dix, Duke Dix, Alden McKenzie and Braden McKenzie. He is also survived by numerous beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Stephen and Violet Wilson, and Mary Allen.

After high school, Magoo began working with his father and uncle Mike Wilson of Wilson Construction, where he learned skills to become a self-employed master craftsman. Magoo took great pride in his work and loved working with his hands as he followed his mantra of “feel the wood, be the wood.” He was respected for his abilities to design, build, and finish with perfection. His beautiful work lives on in the many projects he has completed for family and friends.

When not working, Magoo enjoyed celebrating life with friends and family. He loved fishing, being on the water and in the salty air. He had a great love for music and enjoyed attending live performances with friends. When you met Magoo, he became your friend and part of your family. He was that special someone that everyone wanted to know.

The family will receive friends at Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Mark’s Church on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Ben Bishop. The Committal Service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Alamance Memorial Park.