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William M. "Willie" Wilson, 91, of Jasonville, passed away at 2:39 a.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017, in his residence. He was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Gilmore, Ind., to Everett Wilson and Sadie Skinner. Willie married Norma Lee Wilson in Jan. 26, 1946, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2005.
Survivors include his sons, Michael Lane Wilson and Paula of Jasonville and Rodney Lee Wilson of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Jones of Eldorado, Ill.; and a special friend, Roxie Cox of Jasonville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Louise Owens and Edith Robertson; two brothers, Basil "Bill" Wilson and Thoral Wilson.
Willie was a Navy World War II veteran and stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was member of the Jasonville Assembly of God and retired from Pfizer. Willie enjoyed bird hunting, fishing, played baseball for the Maumee Yankees and had been a Champion Golden Glove Boxer. He loved to tinker, trim trees and mow the yard-his and others.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St., Jasonville. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, and Thursday 9 a.m. until service time.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Sam Bush and Jonathan Heard officiating. Interment will be at K of P Cemetery in Hymera.
Published on July 30, 2017
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