John B. “J.B.” Wilson, Jr. (84)
Published: Monday, July 15, 2013
John B. “J.B.” Wilson Jr. left the loving arms of his family on July 15, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Dayton on June 10, 1928, to the late Johnny and Effie Kaylor Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Clara (Potter) Wilson; two brothers, H.A. Wilson and Edward Wilson and his sister, Peggy Novoa.
J.B. made a lifelong commitment to serving his country. He was a Navy Seabee veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War, where he was a recipient of the combat action medal with a V for valor. He was also an honorary member of the Fleet Reserve. He spent many hours creating beautiful woodworks, having lost several fingers to show for it. He was a faithful servant of God and his church and was always there to lend a helping hand for family and friends.
He is survived by his two sons, Michael (Myra) Wilson and Randy (Sherri) Wilson both of Dayton; his daughter, Joyce (Herb) Johnson of Billings, Mont.; his brother, Bob (Brenda) Wilson of Evensville; two granddaughters, Heather (Josh) Nevels of Chattanooga Tenn. and Christina (John) Tollett of Pikeville, Tenn.; his grandson, Daniel (Ashley) Braun of Evensville, six great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Reba.
A memorial service followed by full military honors for J.B. will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church in Dayton with his pastor, Rev. Bill Ewing, officiating.
Please share your memories of J.B. on his online guest book at www.vanderwallfh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church.
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home.
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