Edward Mercereau Willson of Beaufort, S.C., formerly of Staunton passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
He was born on July 25, 1927 in Staunton, Va. He was the son of Emory Reese and Dorothy Mercereau Willson of Staunton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Emory Reese Willson II and Percy Hunt Willson II and his sister, Elizabeth Willson Mattox. He is survived by his wife, Mary Baxandall Willson. He is also survived by his three children, Harriett Willson Bosiack, married to Gregory Bosiack, Beaufort, S.C., Edward Mercereau Willson, Jr, married to Julie Willson, Eugene, Ore. and Thomas Barrett Willson, married to Georgia Willson, Dunnellon, Fla. He had five grandchildren, Willson Gregory Bosiack, Ann Powell Bosiack, Sarah Bosiack Ross married to Joseph Ross, Edward Mercereau Willson III and Katherine Brannon Willson and two great grandchildren, Anna Chase Ross and Edward Willson.
Edward graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and Washington and Lee University. He served in the US Navy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Percy Willson Pharmacy at Augusta Regional Free Clinic, PO Box 153, Fishersville, VA 22939 or Washington and Lee University. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 19th from 6-7 p.m. at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Staunton. The service will be conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 4:00 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton, Va., followed by a graveside service at Thornrose Cemetery.