August 16, 1931 ‒ November 20, 2015
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