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A visitation and funeral for fallen Brother Christopher M. Wilson will be held on February 9 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. A member of BLET Division 423, Brother Wilson was killed in a Norfolk Southern rail yard accident on January 31. The National Transportation Safety Board and members of the BLET Safety Task Force are still investigating.

Brother Wilson, 55, worked for 28 years as a locomotive engineer at Norfolk Southern, where he received many accolades for his excellent service. He first joined the BLET in 2000, and had held continuous membership in BLET Division 423 since April 1, 2010. He was well-respected and loved by everyone. His smile would light a room and his great laugh was contagious. Chris was a loyal Bama fan.

Todd Sizemore, Local Chairman of Division 423 and BLET Alabama State Legislative Board Chairman, is a long-time friend who will serve as one of Brother Wilson’s pallbearers tomorrow.

“Chris was one of the best engineers that I have had the pleasure to work around,” Sizemore said. “He was a great friend and would do anything for his Union Brothers and Sisters. We have been left with a large void in all of our lives because of this terrible accident.”

Full obituary and details regarding funeral services are available on the Morrison Funeral Homes website.