July 24, 1925 ‒ March 31, 2015
James L. Wilson, age 89, of Howard passed away on March 31, 2015 at his home.
He was born on July 24, 1925 in Mulberry, Indiana to the late Lloyd and Agnes (Pitman) Wilson. James was employed as a Pilot for U.S. Air from which her retired. He was a member of the East Side Church of Christ here in Mount Vernon. He enjoyed flying his personal airplanes, hunting, fishing and planting trees. But most of all, he loved the time he spent with children especially his grandchildren. James was a veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by two sons, David Wilson and Steven Wilson; his daughter Sandra (Robert) Wilson; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; his brother Kenneth (Janet) Wilson; two sisters, Rhea (Dave) Klingeman, Donna (Jerry) Loveless; and special friends Don (Linda) Sanford and Don (Carrie) Mann.
Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Wilson; brothers Daniel and Carl Wilson; and his sister Meriam Klingeman.
Friends may call on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 4-8PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10-12PM. A service will follow on Saturday beginning at 12PM with Mr. Rick Tincher and Mr. Gene Carrol officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James L. Wilson.