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Willie Wilson

October 7, 1947 ~ September 16, 2019 (age 71)

Willie Wilson, beloved husband, father and grandfather, born October 7, 1947 in Bessemer, Alabama, passed away September 16, 2019 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Andrew and Lottie Wilson.

Willie retired from Macy’s (formerly Rikes) after 27 years of service, then went to work and retired from The Dayton Daily News after 13 years; he was also an employee of Walgreens for 5 years.

Willie’s spirit continues on through his wife, Barbara [married for 7 years (together a total of 22 years)]; sons, Jeffery Wilson and Gregory (India) Clack II; daughter, Anitra Sturdivant; grandchildren, D’Nae, Gregory III and Jordin; sisters-in-law, Helen Mattison, Mamie Taylor, Patsy Alexander, Suzanne Smith; brother-in-law, James Smith; special friends, Willie Long, Jimmy Copeland, John Thomas, Bobby Phillips; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Rev. Archie Hendrix officiating. Visitation 9 am until time of service. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

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