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Obituary – George Wilfred Wilson (1926-2022)

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I, George Wilson of Waldron, Arkansas am composing my own Obituary. I went to be with Jesus and my beloved wife Mary who passed in 2016.

I was born in Plymouth, Michigan in 1926, and lived on a dairy farm until I was called into the Army in 1944. I served two years in the Philippines and Korea. I was discharged in 1946.

I knocked around the country for a few years, worked as a Boiler Fireman in Fairbanks, Alaska, a cowboy in Montana, a ferryboat driver on the Colorado River and a scuba diver in California. Then, settled in the trade of auto body repairman for forty years. During that time, I met the love of my life, Mary Givens. She introduced me to Jesus. Since then, we had a baby boy (Stephen) and moved from Arizona to Florida. Then, to Boles, Arkansas so I could hunt my own property.

Cancer took Mary from me six years ago and part of me went with her. I feel blessed to have been able to have her that long.

I left behind a sister (Mary) in Plymouth, Michigan, a daughter Loree in Minnesota and a son Stephen in Greenwood, Arkansas and a sweet lady in Mena named JoAnne, who has made my last days bearable, my church family at Haw Creek Baptist Church and the close friends at the Senior Apartments in Waldron and the friends I have made at Dalton’s Place. They have shown much love to both Mary and I. I hope to see you again.

If you want to know our new address, talk to our Pastor, John Elmore. He’ll show you how to get there. God Bless Ya’ll. We love you and will see you later.

George and Mary Wilson

George’s graveside celebration of life service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2022 at the Ft. Smith National Cemetery with interment to follow. Arrangments are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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