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John R. Wilson
John R. Wilson, age 59, of Loose Creek, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
John was born November 11, 1952, in Jefferson City, a son to the late George and Margaret (Kemple) Wilson.
John was a Linn High School graduate. He obtained his Associates Degree from Linn Technical College and also attended Lincoln University.
On July 21, 1973, he was united in marriage to Sharon Lock in Loose Creek, who survives at home.
John worked as a bridge detailer and Underwater Bridge Inspector for the Missouri Department of Transportation until retiring in 2008. He then went to work for SKW in Columbia as an Engineering Technician.
John was a lifelong area resident and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and previously served on Parish Council. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and also served as a Scout Master. John coached numerous local youth baseball teams. He was awarded the Citizens Service Citation from the Missouri State Water Patrol for his heroic efforts saving a child's life on the Osage River.
Johnny enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time on the river. He also loved all things cooking and BBQ so much he became a KCBS Master Judge, participating in and judging competitions statewide. John enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball and loved watching a good football game especially the Green Bay Packers. His love for rock ?n' roll was unmatched and he took great pride in his flowers. Above all else, he was extremely dedicated to his family.
In addition to his wife Sharon, John is survived by: three sons, Jeffrey Wilson and his wife Carrie of Jefferson City, Michael Wilson and his girlfriend Kim Sherman of Columbia, Dustin Wilson and his wife Julie of Jefferson City; two daughters, Jennifer Warren and her husband Troy of Loose Creek and Sarah Wilson of Loose Creek; six grandchildren, Logan and Gavin Wilson, Elly Wilson, and Lilly, Lucy and Alexander Warren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother, James Wilson.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Don Antweiler as the celebrant. Interment will follow at the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or The Immaculate Conception School Foundation.
Sharon & Family, Our condolences go out to you in this time of sorrow. John had a great fun-loving personality and he always made our Scout camping trips fun and exciting. He will be dearly missed. Shawn Muenks
Shawn & April Muenks Sep 26 2012 12:00 AM
Sharon, Sarah and Loved Ones, We are so sorry for your loss. I wish there were words to bring you comfort, but can only offer our prayers to you. He seemed like one of those people that genuinely made great contributions to his family and community. May God bring you comfort. Courtney Price, Springfield, MO, Barbara Price-Boucher, Vance AFB, Enid, OK and David Boucher, Jefferson City, MO
Courtney Price and Barbara Price-Boucher Sep 25 2012 12:00 AM
Sharon,I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of John. You;re in my thoughts and prayers. Roger Wiggins
Roger Wiggins Sep 25 2012 12:00 AM
We would like to extend our sympathy to you and the family.
Al & Mary Kremer Sep 25 2012 12:00 AM
I'm thinking of you all this AM and will be with you in spirit. I got mixed up and went to the funeral yesterday (because I was too lazy to go to visitation on sunday!!) I'm sure Johnny and everyone else watching over us got a kick out of watching me walk into church to find I'm the first one there. Not so amusing the outcome of the Packers' game last night!!! Prayers for you all! xxooxx
Karen Mantle Sep 25 2012 12:00 AM
Jennifer, Sending prayers to you and your family, he leaves a great legacy behind in his family. May GOD hold your mom in close in his arms as she sends her beloved to sit at his side until they are joined again. Geri Howe
Geri Howe Sep 24 2012 12:00 AM
Sharon, Jennifer and Troy. I am so sorry for your loss. May God lay his hand upon you and comfort you in your time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl Warren Richardson Sep 24 2012 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Wilson. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Michele Buthod Kaufman Sep 24 2012 12:00 AM
Our condolences to and the family. I worked with John for many years at MoDOT and he always had a smile on his face or something funny to say. He was such a gentle, kind person and will be missed by everyone who knew him. With deepest sympathy, Dawn Haslag
Keith & Dawn Haslag Sep 24 2012 12:00 AM
My condolences to the family. He was a good man, always had a big smile on his face that would light up the room. He will be missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Kristi Carwile Sep 24 2012 12:00 AM