In Memoriam: Charles P. (Jed) Wilson

Charles P. (Jed) Wilson, patriarch of Richmond, Va.-based Chewning & Wilmer Inc., passed away on July 26, 2016. He was 94.

Wilson was employed at Chewning & Wilmer Inc. for 65 years as treasurer, president, chairman and engineer. Among his life's substantial achievements, in 1969, he was elected as a Founding Fellow to the Academy of Electrical Contracting. He served as governer of NECA's Virginia chapter for eight years and president for four. He also served as vice president of NECA's District 3 and served on NECA's Executive and Government Affairs Committee. He was chairman of the NECA/IBEW Richmond Health & Welfare committee for 25 years. Jed was Chairman of The IBEW Local No. 666 Benefit Trust Fund for 31 years.

Wilson was a Fishburne Military Academy (1939) and Virginia Military Institute (1942) graduate, earning a B.S. in electrical engineering and serving in World War II in the U.S. Army Cavalry, the Signal Corps, in the 10th Mountain Division.

Jed was appointed to the Virginia Board of Contractors in 1993. He served on the advisory committee for "Miss Utility," representing the Board of Contractors.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave, Richmond, Va. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 5, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, Jed's family is asking contributions to be made to Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va. 23220 or the VMI Foundation, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Va. 24450.

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