Lifelong auto racing enthusiast Harry Allen Wilson Jr., 76, received his final checkered flag on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. He was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Paris, Ill., the son of Harry and Emily Louise Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was united in marriage with Audrey Moorefield on May 24, 1969. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1960 to 1985. He retired from the Army, along with AT&T, where he served as a systems technician.

Next to his love of family and country, Mr. Wilson’s love for automobile racing was a lifelong passion. When not spectating, through the years he could be found drag racing, holding various pit crew positions, race directing for Quarter Midgets of America and holding many a wrench over a race car.

In his retirement, Mr. Wilson drove a truck and taught basic auto mechanics at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.

Mr. Wilson will be greatly missed by his wife, Audrey; his sons, Mike (Charlotte) Wilson of Orlando, Fla., and Jimmy (April) Wilson of Mooresville; his grandchildren, Stephen Wilson and Angela (Isaiah) Stewart; and a great-grandchild, Matthew Stewart. He is further survived by his poodle, Coco, and his lounging buddy, Jasper (chihuahua), and many grand pets.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents and many beloved pets throughout the years.

Services are incomplete at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Carolina Caring at www.carolinacaring.org.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Wilson family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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