Horace G. Wilson

December 20, 1928February 6, 2019

Horace G. Wilson, 90 of El Dorado, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home.

Born December 20, 1928 in Magnolia, AR, he was the son of Jewell and Mary Gathright Wilson. Mr. Wilson was employed and later became the owner of Dumas Packing Company for over 35 years. He had served his country during World War II as a member of the U. S. Navy and was a member of Dumas Memorial United Methodist Church.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Marie Ogden Wilson, his parents, two half- sisters, Mildred Poole Truxton and Helen Poole Prothro, step-mother, Gertrude Hughes Wilson and four half- brothers, Harry Wilson, Harold Wilson, Corbin Wilson and George Wilson.

Survivors include one son Joe Wilson and his wife Sarah Wilson of Wylie, Texas.

A visitation with friends and family will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 11 2019 at Young’s Funeral Directors.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Pat Daugherty officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Dumas Memorial United Methodist Church, %Pete Parks, 441 N. Washington, El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online registry will be available at



  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019


  • Interment At A Later Date

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Darrell Spells

February 11, 2019

To the family of Horace Wilson,
Mr. Wilson was always very kind to my family when we lived across from him on North Wyatt Drive. Mr. Wilson invited me to join their hunting club and I had the opportunity to visit with him frequently. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was the kindest gentleman I have ever met. After I moved away, he still called me a few times just to see how I was doing. He was a kind soul who will be missed.

Darrell Spells

Teresa Sherman

February 11, 2019

As a child, I remember visits with Cousin Horace. My maternal grandmother, Selma Smith Bailey was related to him and my great maternal aunt, Mattie Lou, worked with him at Dumas Packing. Aunt Mattie Lou lived across with walk way from Cousin Gertrude during my childhood, at Pine Valley, so I visited regularly. I am truly sorry for your loss. My mother, grandmother, great aunt are all gone now, but I have wonderful memories of visits to El Dorado as a child.
Teresa Ann Dodson Sherman

Lois Hayes

February 9, 2019

Joe Ellis and Sarah,

We were very saddened to hear that Horace has passed away. Horace and Marie were the best neighbors anyone could have, as they were both so thoughtful and caring! Horace came toting grocery sacks of tomatoes and other fresh veggies from his garden to share, along with his wit and wisdom. and Marie's delicious dinners prepared with such love, at Christmas, after my mom's surgery, and when my dad died, will always remind us of how selfless and kind they were as christians! We greatly miss getting to visit with them, and pray that you have peace knowing that you had such great parents!

In Deepest Sympathy,

Lois Hayes, Jeannie and Family

Kathy Harris

February 8, 2019

Joe and Sarah,
Mom and I send our love to you and prayers for comfort. I always had a great time listening to Uncle Horace tell me about grandpa Wilson and things that happened when he was younger. He was just a great man and will be missed. He is reunited with the love of his life, Marie and his brothers who went before him as well as Granny who raised him.

Debbie Wilson, Morrison

February 8, 2019

Joe Ellis and Sarah,
I am totally heart broken at the thought of Horace not being with us anymore. There will be such an empty void in the lives of so many family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
I hope you both find comfort in knowing that he was indeed loved and he loved you both very much. He was very proud of the man you have be come. His face would light up whenever he spoke of you and Sarah. He will be missed by every person that had the privilege to know him in his long happy life!
Much love,
Debbie Jo

Joyce Parker

February 7, 2019

Joe & Sarah,
Carl and I send you both our thoughts and prayers. Horace was a great person, and I couldn't have had a better uncle and aunt than him and Marie. I like to think that if Daddy had lived, he would have been a lot like Horace. I can imagine he's having a grand reunion right now with the Wilson brothers, Corbin, George, Harry and Harold.
I loved Horace and Marie dearly, and will miss them both very much.
Love you,
Joyce & Carl