Howard T. “Babe” Wilson
November 30, 1935 ‒ August 22, 2019
Howard T. “Babe” Wilson, of Fredericktown passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 unexpectedly at the age of 83, He was born on November 30, 1935 in Bedford to the late Howard Paul and Sadie (Svoboda) Wilson.
Howard was a lifetime farmer, starting with his father as a young boy. He received the Knox County Outstanding Farmer award in 1959. He was also a dairy farmer, milking Registered Holstein cows for 52 years. He raised a cow that was first in Ohio and 5th in the nation. He sold several cattle out of the country and put bulls in the A1 program at Select Sires in Delaware. In 1986 he was awarded the Progressive Breeder Registry Plaque for Holstein-Freision Association. Upon selling his Holstein herd, he purchased 7 Angus cows and from there, has built up a herd of quiet Angus cattle, he spent a lot of time with, out in the pasture with “his partner, the herding dog “Cody”, who was also well known! Semi retiring in 2017 from the farming industry, he continued on with the cattle and then leasing the farm to his grandson, Thomas Wilson
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, H. Jo-Ann (Dexter) Wilson; two sons, John Howard Wilson of Brandon and William Lee Wilson of Bellville; four grandchildren, several great grandchildren and four nieces. Also surviving are his beloved step children, M. Jane Rager of Columbus, Teresa J. Davis of Fredericktown and Eddie Joe Stage of Mount Vernon; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by two sons, Robert “Bob” Wilson and Scott A. Wilson
Friends will be received from 11a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main St., Fredericktown with Pastor Christine Burns officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, Howard’s wishes are that donations be made in his name to the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown.
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