Cecil R.Wilson – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Cecil R.Wilson, 90, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, in Amory. He was born September 6, 1922 to Russell William “R.W.” and Elvie Winfield Wilson. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He grew up in Itawamba County, lived in Aberdeen, and returned to Fulton in 1990. He served in the Civilian conservation Corp working in irrigation in California. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army 10th Armored Division in charge of ammunitions. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium, and in France and Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Euro-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and Bronze Star Attachment (Triple), WWII Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, and Marksman Badge and Rifle Bar. He operated heavy equipment for Fowlkes Contracting in Aberdeen for 20 years before retiring. He then worked in explosives for beaver control overseeing all Town Creek watershed lakes in 5 counties. He enjoyed coon hunting, deer hunting, trapping, fishing, and raising cattle. Also raising registered Tree and Walker coon hounds.

He is survived by 2 Sons, Bobby (Johnnie) Wilson of Tremont, and Dale Wilson of Smithville, Daughter, Betty (Jerry) Nixon of Corinth, Daughter, Brenda Wilson of Smithville, step-son, Donnie Johnson, step-son, Danny Johnson, step-son, Tony Johnson, Granddaughter, Janie Taylor of Tremont, Granddaughter, Joey (Michael) Hughey of Smithville, Granddaughter, Emily (Brandon) Lackey of Amory, Grandson, Rodney Nixon of Pearl, Granddaughter, Amy (Brian) Craven of Brentwood, TN, Grandson, Bobby (Melina) Nixon of Columbus, OH, Granddaughter, Jeri Anne (Clint) Darby of Chicago, IL, Brother, Grady (Mozell) Wilson of Fulton, Brother, Thad (Agnes) Wilson of Tremont, several great-grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, host of Nieces and Nephews, sister-in-law, Diane Wilson of Mosinee, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents R.W. and Elvie Winfield Wilson, a daughter, Nola Gail Wilson, Brothers: Murden Wilson, Ottis Ray Wilson, Roger Wilson, Velton Wilson, Bluford Wilson, Paul Wilson, Sister, Pauline Wilson, Granddaughter, Sherry Bostick, Daughter-in-law, Bettie Wilson, sister-in-laws: Olene Wilson, Elsie Wilson.

Pallbearers will be his Nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be his Coon Hunting Buddies.

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