W. Leroy & Glenda E. Frasier Wilson began working in the funeral business in 1964. They married in 1965 and lived next door to the funeral home.
Glenda worked at a local insurance office while Leroy went to embalming school at John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee. It took 5 years for Leroy to serve his apprenticeship and get his funeral directors and embalmers license making a grand total of $1.90 per hour. Leroy took a part-time job driving a tractor-trailer truck making $5.37 an hour.
The opportunity came in 1976 to purchase part interest in a local funeral home about one mile from where the Wilsons began their funeral service career.
Leroy continued to work part time in the trucking industry while Glenda worked full-time at the funeral home. The partner became sick and the funeral home name was changed to W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home in 1977. They are both graduates of Rossville High School, Leroy – Class of 1962 and Glenda – Class of 1965. They have two sons, Walter Dewayne Wilson born in 1967 and David LaBron Wilson born in 1970, they were raised in the funeral home and ambulance business.
Leroy is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Georgia and Tennessee as well as a licensed insurance agent and Emergency Medical Technician. Leroy and Glenda have served on many area state and local advisory boards, and are very active in their community and area churches. They are current members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Rossville, Georgia where Leroy enjoys teaching and Glenda enjoys loving the children. They are members of Rolling Thunder Tennessee Chapter Two. They enjoy riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles and traveling in their motorhome.