June 23, 1954 ‒ May 13, 2013
BUTLER: Paul Wilson knew that there is no substitute for hard work, and that his life experiences of labor and service built a strong foundation of humility and contentment.
A jack of all trades kind of guy, Paul had the ability to fix just about anything and was more than willing to lend a helping hand.
On Monday evening May 13, 2013 Paul passed away in The Ohio State University Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 58.
Born June 23, 1954 in Marion the son of Owen D. and Betty V. (Huntsman) Wilson, as a young boy Paul moved from Marion to Butler. He graduated from Clear Fork High School class of 1972. Lifelong friends, Paul first met Judy Johnson in junior high. The two were married on September 29, 1973 and remained Butler residents.
Paul worked for Reeder Lumber as a salesman and truck driver. For over 15 years he operated Wilson Meats in Perrysville, and recently was self employed.
Having a fun loving personality and good sense of humor, Paul earned a few nicknames over the years. Known as the “Barrels & Totes Guy” (recently Paul was a hardworking and passionate salesman selling among many things, barrels and totes). More importantly Paul was lovingly addressed as “Pa-Pa” by his adoring grandchildren.
Paul loved the outdoors and spent countless hours on his farm hunting, fishing, and swimming. He enjoyed riding his ATV and operating “playing on” his backhoe.
Paul loved music, especially 50’s and 60’s music. Neighbors knew when Paul was working in his garage by the sound of his radio playing doo-wop and rock’n roll.
A hard worker with a gentle soul, Paul’s life will forever be remembered by his loving wife Judy Wilson of Butler; daughter Kim Wilson and her boyfriend Robert Moyer both of Bellville; son and daughter-in-law Shawn and Kathrine Wilson of Butler; grandchildren Charity and Brooklyn Joann Moyer, and Dalton Paul, and Becca Sophia Wilson; one brother and two sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with his parents Paul was preceded in death by two brothers.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Paul Wilson will be held Friday May 17, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.
In honor of Paul’s casual, easygoing personality, his family prefers that casual attire be worn to Paul’s memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Worthington Township Rescue Squad may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com