Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — BELLAIRE — James O. Wilson passed away Aug. 26, 2013, at his home on Eckhardt Road surrounded by family and his beloved pet, Cindi.
He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Chestonia Twp., to Roy and Blanche (Holden) Wilson. Jim resided in Bellaire all of his life.
He farmed and worked hard all of his life. Most of his working life was spent at Lamina of Bellaire, where Jim worked 38 years until retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Antrim Church of Christ.
Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and family vacations. He also enjoyed weekend trips to Cedarville with his grandchildren and long rides through the Jordan Valley.
Jim was always known as a man of his word and will be sadly missed by many.
On Sept. 16, 1944, in Bellaire, Jim married Marion Miller, and they enjoyed 68 years together. Jim and Marion had three children, Janet Rathbun, of East Jordan, Shirley (Don) Crocker and son, Robert Wilson, who preceded him in death in 2005. His loving grandchildren are Jim (Annette) Rathbun, of East Jordan, Michelle (Aaron) Cantrell, of Lincoln, Ill., Warren (Trista) Keller, of Alanson, Becky (Mike) Griffes, of Alanson, and Kimberly Carr, of Orlando, Fla., who predeceased him in 2009. He had 10 great-grandchildren and his special pet, “Cindi.” He is also survived by brother, Walter Wilson and sister, Lena Snodgrass.
Jim was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters and one son-in-law.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, with Pastor Mark McCool officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Bellaire. The family will receive friends today, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Antrim Church of Christ.
Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.