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James Wilson Obituary

October 31, 1924 - November 25, 2019

U.S. Veteran

  • A memorial service to be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 p.m., at the De Soto Christian Church, De Soto, MO
  • Memorial gathering from 10 AM – 12 PM at De Soto Christian Christian Church
  • Inurnment to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors.

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Mr. James M. Wilson, 95, of Troy, MO, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Troy, MO. He was born on October 31, 1924, in Fredericktown, MO. After attending the local schools, James enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country from 1941 – 1944, during World War II. He was a life-time learner and could do anything. James was very mechanically inclined and he enjoyed staying busy. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and friend to many. James will be remembered lovingly by all those who had the pleasure to know him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie (Emert) Wilson of Troy, his children: James David “J.D” (Kay) Wilson of Memphis, Mark E. (Bev) Wilson of De Soto, Larry T. Wilson of Festus, and John F. (Karen) Wilson of Fenton, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one sister Mary (nee Wilson) (the late Ed) Sharp of Troy, MO, as well as many other relatives and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Edward & Elizabeth Wilson; his 1st wife, Dorothy Wilson, one daughter, Linda (husband Gerry survives) Rosenzweig,  one son Ed (wife Stephanie survives) Bridges, and one grandson Geoff Bridges. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 p.m., at the De Soto Christian Church, De Soto, MO. Rev. Gene Moses to officiate. Memorial gathering from 10 AM – 12 PM at De Soto Christian Christian Church

Memorial donations may be made to the Betty Heffron/Dorothy Wilson Scholarship Fund, 14219 Easy Street, De Soto, MO, 63020.

Interment to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors.