Services for J. W. Wilson, 83, will be conducted from Buck Run Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, with Dr. Hershael York officiating. Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Mr. Wilson passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013, at his home in Frankfort.
J. W. was born in Cave Springs, Logan Co., KY, the only son of the late Elgin Hershel and Mary Elizabeth Shelton Wilson. He retired as a manager for Lance, Inc. to enjoy fishing, farming and traveling. He was a former member and Deacon of Memorial Baptist Church and current member of Buck Run Baptist Church. J. W. was a family man and a people person who, like his father, never met a stranger.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy Meador Wilson; son, Joe Gregory Wilson; daughter, Belynda Ramsey; granddaughters, Andrea Wilson (Michael) Mueller, Whitney Wilson (Zeke) Dews, Sarah Elizabeth Wilson, Catherine Cayce Wilson, Mary Catherine Wilson, and Ella Frances Wilson; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Charles Elgin Wilson; and sisters, Lily Ruth Wilson Gillock and Elizabeth Florene Donnelly.
Michael Mueller, Joe Juras, Tony Griffin, Steve Glenn, Scott Tracy, and Doug Vescio will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Durrett, Dan Cox, Bob Tipton, and longtime fishing companion, Vic Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions in J. W.’s memory to the Buck Run Baptist Church Building Fund, 3894 Georgetown Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.