He was born on Oct. 29, 1929, in Trigg County. He was self employed as a farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Boyd Wilson, Cadiz, son, Jerry and wife, Diane, Wilson, Cadiz, daughter, Mary Jane Wilson Carter, Milwaukee, Wis., step-sons; Nathan and wife, Nancy, Jessup, Louisville, Steve and wife, Jennifer, Jessup, Cadiz, brother, Fred and wife, Lois, Wilson Sr., Cadiz, sister, Terry Jane Baker, Cadiz, 12 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Ealnor Terry Burks Wilson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Bacon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Gamble Funeral Home.