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Joe Wilson Jr.

Joe Wilson, Jr., 95, of Vernon, Texas, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Vernon, Texas.

Graveside services will be Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Childress Cemetery in Childress, Texas under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Randy Wilson.

Joe was born Monday, Feb. 11, 1924 in Childress, Texas. He was the son of the late Jody Wilson and the late Claudie Toon Wilson. He was married to Mary Helen Morris on April 29, 1944 in Childress. She preceded him in death May 13, 1990. He served in WWII Seabees; He was stationed in Guam. He had lived in Vernon since 1968. He owned and operated a Body Shop, Used Car Lot, and he was a mechanic in Vernon. He retired from Vernon State Hospital South where he was a teacher. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Joe is survived by two sons, Freddie Wilson and wife Debbie of Vernon, Texas and Todd Wilson and wife Diana of Vernon, Texas; one daughter, Cindy Johnson and husband Wendell Post, Texas;  one sister, Melba Helm and husband Albert  of Childress, Texas, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Ronnie Dean Wilson on Oct. 28, 2012 and a grandson Whit Wilson, three sisters Maxine Cole, Evelyn Hester and Melinda Nadine Wilson., three brothers Troy Wilson, Wayne Wilson and Leon Wilson.

Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at 6 to 7 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Dr., Wichita Falls, TX. 76310.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

1 Comment

  1. Michael May on October 26, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Papa Joe you will be missed by us all, but we know you are not suffering the pains of this world any more. I feel I have lost another Dad. Love ya!

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