OBITUARY

David Lee Wilson

October 5, 1955April 10, 2018
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On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, God called his servant David L. Wilson home. Dave was born on October 5, 1955, to Betty (Norton) and Carl Robert Wilson in Vincennes, IN, where he lived until 1983, when he accepted a position in Evansville as a journeyman lineman with Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company.

He was passionate about his work and those he worked with. He took the responsibility of sharing his experience with the next generation of linemen very seriously. After a 32 year career, Dave retired from Vectren in 2015.

Dave loved God and his family. He was known as “Pops” to his beloved grandchildren, he adored them and enjoyed their frequent visits, and sleep overs. Watching him love on them was something special. He could be seen teaching them the use of a Red Ryder BB Gun, throwing snap pops, singing with his granddaughter, or rocking them in his easy chair watching their favorite cartoons and movies. He truly had a servants heart, often out and about in the community, loving on, and cooking for the less fortunate. Dave welded crosses that he gave away for mission teams, family, friends, and often to people whom he encountered that were struggling. As he welded the crosses he always prayed over them, that God would use them to speak to the hearts of all who received them.

Dave was loved by so many. He had a great sense of humor, and delighted in playing harmless practical jokes on friends and family. He was always positive and encouraging to everyone around him. He continued that attitude during his entire journey that began 6 months ago when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma.

He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, and coming to the aid of others in any way he could. As a member of Olivet Community Church, he facilitated the Thursday Night Men’s Group, for the past 10 years. Dave was also active in the Tri State Tres Dias community, and Evansville area Chrysalis. He volunteered at the Potter’s Wheel, Evansville Rescue Mission, Holly’s House, Vanderburgh County Jail, and Kairos Ministry.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents; seven grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Steve Cobb.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Ann (Wade); sons, Daniel (Jessica), Michael (Erickia); sisters, Cindy Wilber (Dave), Carla Cobb, Lynn Nathan (John); brother, Greg Wilson; grandchildren, Lake, Gracelyn, and Elijah Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Olivet Community Church, 5600 Oakhill Road, officiated by Rev. Dave Mills and Rev. Mark Thompson, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet Community Church, 5600 Oakhill Road, Evansville, IN 47711.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Ann (Wade) Wilson, Wife of 43 years
  • Daniel Wilson (Jessica), Son
  • Michael Wilson (Erickia), Son
  • Cindy Wilber (Dave), Sister
  • Carla Cobb, Sister
  • Lynn Nathan (John), Sister
  • Greg Wilson, Brother
  • Lake, Gracelyn and Elijah Wilson, Grandchildren
  • Nieces and Nephews, Numerous

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

David Lee Wilson

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Carolyn Knopfmeier

April 17, 2018

Mary Ann and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I haven't seen you guys for ages, but I am sure you have a wonderful family. Much love to all of you. Carolyn Knopfmeier

Debbie Dodson

April 17, 2018

Sending Sympathy, Understanding and Prayers

Janet Pfettscher

April 16, 2018

Mary Ann, keeping you in my thoughts. The pictures on this site illustrate what a wonderful life your family shared. Janet

Chuck Williams

April 16, 2018

Mary Ann
So sorry for your loss. Dave was such a loving and Godly man. You were blessed to have shared your life with him. You and your family are in my prayers.

Lanny & Sally Hoke

April 13, 2018

Cindy and family, I didn't really know your brother, Uncle, Husband, Grandfather but he sounds like a wonderful man and as Shanna said you will all meet him again someday! What wonderful things he accomplished here on earth. God will be welcoming him with open arms and I hope each generation to come will learn of him and learn of Jesus through this mans actions and beliefs, carry them onward. Wow, what an honor for each one of you to follow! Celebrate his life. God bless each one of you.

Earl Floyd

April 13, 2018

Our prayers and love are with the family. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning." Be encourage, everything will be alright. Earl & Cindy Floyd q

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Biography

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, God called his servant David L. Wilson home. Dave was born on October 5, 1955, to Betty (Norton) and Carl Robert Wilson in Vincennes, IN, where he lived until 1983, when he accepted a position in Evansville as a journeyman lineman with Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company.

He was passionate about his work and those he worked with. He took the responsibility of sharing his experience with the next generation of linemen very seriously. After a 32 year career, Dave retired from Vectren in 2015.

Dave loved God and his family. He was known as “Pops” to his beloved grandchildren, he adored them and enjoyed their frequent visits, and sleep overs. Watching him love on them was something special. He could be seen teaching them the use of a Red Ryder BB Gun, throwing snap pops, singing with his granddaughter, or rocking them in his easy chair watching their favorite cartoons and movies. He truly had a servants heart, often out and about in the community, loving on, and cooking for the less fortunate. Dave welded crosses that he gave away for mission teams, family, friends, and often to people whom he encountered that were struggling. As he welded the crosses he always prayed over them, that God would use them to speak to the hearts of all who received them.

Dave was loved by so many. He had a great sense of humor, and delighted in playing harmless practical jokes on friends and family. He was always positive and encouraging to everyone around him. He continued that attitude during his entire journey that began 6 months ago when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma.

He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, and coming to the aid of others in any way he could. As a member of Olivet Community Church, he facilitated the Thursday Night Men’s Group, for the past 10 years. Dave was also active in the Tri State Tres Dias community, and Evansville area Chrysalis. He volunteered at the Potter’s Wheel, Evansville Rescue Mission, Holly’s House, Vanderburgh County Jail, and Kairos Ministry.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents; seven grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Steve Cobb.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Ann (Wade); sons, Daniel (Jessica), Michael (Erickia); sisters, Cindy Wilber (Dave), Carla Cobb, Lynn Nathan (John); brother, Greg Wilson; grandchildren, Lake, Gracelyn, and Elijah Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Olivet Community Church, 5600 Oakhill Road, officiated by Rev. Dave Mills and Rev. Mark Thompson, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet Community Church, 5600 Oakhill Road, Evansville, IN 47711.