Guy Wilson

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Guy Sylvester Wilson, 84, of Harrisburg, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg.

He was born April 28, 1920, in Oxford, Miss., son of Grover C. and Lillie M. Geeslin Wilson Sr. He and Vernice "Cricket" Freed were married Oct. 23, 1938, in New Madrid, Mo. She died March 10, 2002.

Wilson lived in Sikeston most of his life and was a farmer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Wilson of Matthews, Mo., James Wilson of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mary McPherson of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Walter Wilson of Harrisburg; a sister, Jean Donnelly of Kirkland, Wash.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, six brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from noon to service time Thursday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pat Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.