Ed Wilson


No one has been more closely associated with the University or told its story more eloquently and passionately for the last half century than Ed Wilson (’43), affectionately known as “Mr. Wake Forest.” Wilson, the longtime Professor of English and Provost Emeritus, died on March 13, 2024, in Winston-Salem. He was 101.

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Memorial Service

The Wilson family is planning a memorial service on May 3, 2024, at 11 a.m., in Wait Chapel. The service will be open to the public. Additional details will be posted on the remembrance site when they are available.

“What will future students find at Wake Forest? What students have always found I hope: a place which men and women of good will everywhere might, if they knew it, be happy to call home.”

Edwin G. Wilson (’43)
Ed Wilson with the Deacon