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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
  • Death Notice: GLEN WILSON — West City

  • Glen Wilson, 87, of West City passed away Tuesday morning, August 14, 2012, at his home.Graveside memorial services will be at 12 noon Friday, Aug. 17, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts. Th...
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  • Glen Wilson, 87, of West City passed away Tuesday morning, August 14, 2012, at his home.
    Graveside memorial services will be at 12 noon Friday, Aug. 17, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts. There will be no visitation; those attending are requested to meet at the cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Wilson’s memory to the Benton-West City Ministerial Alliance or go to the American Cancer Society, and will be accepted at the graveside service on Friday or at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home at any time.
    He was born in Benton on July 8, 1925, the son of Ezra and Mattie (Lampley) Wilson.
    He married Frances (Hargrove) on Nov. 2, 1946, and she survives.
    Mr. Wilson was a World War II Marine Veteran, serving in the 4th Infantry Division. He was a coal miner, working for Freeman Orient No. 2, 3 and 4, retiring from No. 4. He was an active 65-year member of the United Mine Workers of America.
    Mr. Wilson was a member of the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts, and the Boccie Ball Club.
    Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Frances Wilson of West City; three children, Robert “Bob” Wilson and wife Phyllis of West City, Cathy Shew and husband Dick of Nashville, and Tom Wilson and wife Holly of Radom; grandchildren, Amy Bosch and husband Dan, Matthew Shew and wife Lynnette, Sean Wilson, Christopher Wilson, and Brock Wilson and wife Naomi; step-grandchildren, Jim Lingas and wife Tresa, Nikki Bettis, and Logan and Lacey Gill; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Wilson and wife Othella of Sandwich.
    Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter; and by three brothers, James Lampley, Troy Lampley and Harvey Wilson.
     
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