Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Johnie Wilson, 86, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, in his home.

He was born in Jenkins, Dec. 25, 1926, the son of Everett and Dollie (James) Wilson. On May 20, 1949, in Independence he was united in marriage to Dorothy Lorene Cooper, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Bobbie Dean Wilson and his wife, Pauline, of Independence; two daughters, Betty June Mason and her husband, David, of Holt, and Linda Gale Roe, of Springdale, Ark.; one brother, George Wilson, of Jenkins; one sister, Lola Doty, of Taft, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Clarence Everett Wilson; two brothers, Phillip and Harold; two sisters, Mildred and Dollie; and one grandson.

He grew up in Jenkins and received his education at Clio School. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from Dec. 26, 1945, until Dec. 1, 1948. He was employed with Yellow Freight Lines in Kansas City for 27 years. In 1984, John and Dorothy moved to Shell Knob. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Shell Knob.

Funeral services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial with military honors was at Painter Cemetery, Shell Knob.

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