Harold Wilson

August 16, 1931 ‒ November 20, 2015

Zephyrhills, Florida
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

Zephyrhills, Florida: Harold Wilson, 84, of Zephyrhills, Florida, passed into the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, November 20, at his home after fighting a courageous battle with liver cancer. Harold was born to parents, Lowell and Hazel Wilson, on August 16, 1931, in Melvindale, MI.  He lived much of his life in Michigan and Ohio before moving to Florida and was deeply involved in church ministries, notably in the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Mansfield, OH and in Zephyrhills.

He served as an elder for 35 years, taught a young married couples’ class, and often hosted college students and missionaries in his home, together with his late wife, before moving south.  He was faithful in visiting the sick and played an active role in men’s ministries. His loyalty to his faith, family and friends extended to his country.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Harold was in the tool and die trade for most of his life and spent 18 years working for General Motors before his retirement; his attention to detail was reflected in his many woodworking projects. He spent 17 winters enjoying the Florida sun at Country Aire Village in Zephyrhills, and made that his permanent residence in 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kindinger Wilson, whom he married on January 4, 2014, daughter Vicki (Al) Humble; son Tim (Tammy) Wilson; grandchildren, Eric (Gina) Humble, Brad (Brittany) Humble, Kassi Wilson, Emily Wilson; great grandchildren Hallina, Clark, Cash and Velvet. Just before his death, he learned that another great granddaughter was expected. Also surviving are step-children, Tom (Kathy) Kindinger, and Lynda (Frank) Pounds.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley (Smick) Wilson to whom he was married for 59 years, and daughter, Linda Wilson.

A celebration of Harold’s life will be held on Monday, November 30, at 11 a.m. at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home in Mansfield, OH with the Rev. Larry Hulver officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International or to The Great Commission Fund of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Private online condolences to the family are encouraged by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear Wilson Family:

    I have so many memories of your father and grandfather Harold I can remember him and his wife Shirley dating back in the 50’s when she lived with us for awhile.

    At age 14 I ushered for their wedding in 1954.

    The good times outnumber the bad times throughout the years Harold has always been a inspiration to me but never got a chance, or courage, to tell him that.

    I recall once, when he was dating, we went to a White Castle in the Royal Oak, Mi area and got $10.00 worth of burgers. You can imagine how cheap they were back then. Came home with a brown shopping bag filled to the top.

    He is at piece now and will soon join his wife of his children and his daughter Linda and his savior.

    Vicki and Alan, take care of each other

    George Perrault
    Nephew

  • Vicki,
    Rejoicing at your father’s victory over death, praying for your family as they miss this sweet man. We will continue to hold you up in prayer. We love you dearly!

  • Dear Vicki and Tim, so glad you both got to spend time with your precious father before the Lord called him home! I will always remember his kindness to me every time I saw him! I was Vicki’ friend but he treated me like his! That’s how I saw your dad, always with a smile! He always reminded me of my dad, I guess it’s because they were both from, The Greatest Generation! My prayers are with you both and your families. Love, Ruby

  • Tim,
    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It is so difficult losing a parent. Please know that I have him and your family in my prayers.

    Janet Timbs

  • Tim,
    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It is so difficult losing a parent. Please know that I have him and your family in my prayers.

    Janet Timbs