He was a forklift operator at O'Sullivan Industries for many years and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lamar.
Survivors include his mother, LaVeda Wilson, Lamar; a sister, Jeannette Eaves, Jefferson City, Mo.; two brothers, Donald Wilson, Joplin, and Kenneth Wilson, Nevada; and a niece. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Wilson, on Nov. 13, 1975.
Funeral services will be held at Friday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, in Lamar, with the Rev. Galen Friedrichs officiating. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. today, Jan. 6, at Daniel Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Lutheran World Relief Tsunami Fund, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.