John Woodson Wilson – Obituary

By  | June 6, 2018 | Filed under: McNeece Morris Funeral Home, Obituaries

John Woodson Wilson went home to be with the Lord at 7:25 in the morning of Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the age of 88. He was born September 3, 1929, to Cordis Dow and Jasmine Grissom Wilson. Woodson was a faithful Christian who read his bible daily and a member of Southern Hills Church of Christ. Woodson was a carpenter by trade working over sixty years building houses and church buildings and doing repairs on houses. He was his own architect on the building of some of the houses. He was a talented man who built over 100 projects, the last one being when he was 84 despite being a paraplegic the last 45 years. Woodson loved life from working in his garden to doing a kind deed for someone in need, or just taking his neighbors and friends some of the vegetables he grew in his garden. Woodson was a World War II veteran, Private First Class, of the United States Army where he was an artillery marksman shot, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 51.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Ministers Clyde Mize, Tom House, and Donny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mayola Johnson Wilson, whom he married November 29, 1949; two daughters, Anita Morris (friend Tony Burleson) and Marla Laney (Crafton), all of Fulton; his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas Laney, Micah Laney, Jordan Laney, Lorinda McCollister (David), and Heath Morris (Cassy); his beloved great-grandchildren, Delta Grace Adams, McKade Morris, Maddox Morris, and Marley Morris; one sister, Annie Sue Sappington (Sam) of Pontotoc; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, A.W. Wilson, Grady Wilson, Harley Wilson, and Olen Wilson; four sisters, Willie Mae Rider, Lena Ray Wilson, Peggy Tucker Adams, and Ruth Allen; one son-in-law, Richard Morris; and a grandson-in-law, Tom Adams.

Pallbearers will be Heath Morris, Micah Laney, Nicholas Laney, Jordan Laney, Gerald Morris, and David McCollister.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Tucker, Ronnie Clayton, Dr. Woodrow Brand, Dr. Danny Moore, Westin Dulaney, Brandon Pounce, Dr. Clint Washington, Maddox Morris, and McKade Morris.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome but a donation to a worthy cause would be appreciated by the family.

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