George Robert Wilson Jr., was born on May 5, 1929 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late George Robert Wilson Sr., and Ivory (Simmons) Wilson. He was the 3rd of five children.
George accepted Christ at an early age. He was a former member of Kingsley Terrace Church of Christ and Central Heights Church of Christ. After retiring from the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. He drove the church bus for Central Heights Church of Christ and Barnes United Methodist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. George was very dedicated to his church family.
George worked at the VA Hospital from 1956 until 1984, for 28 years he served in the capacity as Foreman of the janitorial staff. George was greatly loved and respected by his staff.
George enlisted in the United States Navy at the tender age of 14. He endeavored to help his mother and serve his country, during WWII Junior served as a mine sweeper. When the war ended, he returned home and completed his education on the G.I. Bill, he married his childhood sweetheart, Carrie Mae. To this union, they were blessed with a son, Frank Wilson. At the tender age of 6 months old, their baby boy passed away. This death wore heavily on the couple and ultimately their marriage was dissolved.
George heard the call of his country once again and he enlisted in United States Air Force. He served in the Korean War, while stationed in Tennessee, Junior met the love of his life, Ruth Maude Shelton. They were united in Holy Matrimony in 1956. Their story book romance ended in 1991, when Ruth lost her battle with cancer. After so many years, as fate would have it, George was reunited with Alma E. Shepherd, the mother of his beloved son, Robert Mitchell Wilson. Alma and George were united and married, to this union he was blessed with more children to love; Joyce, Valerie, Mark and Kelvin. This loving couple basked in blissful matrimony until Alma's untimely death in 2012.
George had a few nicknames he was affectionately called "Junior", by friends and family, "Uncle Daddy" by his nieces and nephews, "Candyman", by the children at church and "Chief", by his co-workers.
George enjoyed Football, Golf, Fishing, Driving the Church Bus and of course making sure everyone else was taken care. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Frank Wilson, daughters, Mary Wilson, Joyce Murphy, siblings; James L. Wilson, Ivery Reese and Curtis Ford.
George leaves to cherish his loving memories children; Robert (Betty) Milton, Valerie (Keith) McLemore, Mark Gray, Kelvin Gray, his caregivers and devoted niece and nephew, Angel Wilson and Garfield Ford, loving and supportive god-daughter, Phy'lise Graves, grandchildren; Cameron Wilson, Kyron McLemore, Nico Hale, Keyon Gray, Nikita Booner, Taylor Navide, Marlon Gray, India Backs, Tarteshna Danover, Deandre Smith, great-grandchildren; Lil Cameron Wilson, Zion King Wilson, Huayra Wilson, sister, Rebbie Thomas and a host of great-great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
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