OBITUARY

Willie Ross Wilson

May 19, 1934March 9, 2018
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Willie R. Wilson was born on May 19, 1934 to the late Moscoe Sr. and Hollie Bee Wilson in Trigg Co., KY. He was the sixth of fourteen children. Willie received Christ at an early age and joined Rocky Point in Cadiz, KY. He enjoyed 53 years of companionship with his significant other, Bessie Johnson.

Willie moved to Louisville in his teenage years and later worked as a lumberjack at Northland Lumber Company. Willie loved attending church, the Louisville Cardinals, working puzzles and listening to sports and gospel music on his radio. His favorite activity was fishing. He loved to fish and enjoyed eating his catch. He was generous and loved to joke around with anyone that he met.

Willie had many names such as Bill, Dad, Granddaddy, Mr. Willie and more. He was preceded in death by his parents, all but one of his siblings and two children, Vernita Johnson and Bruce Johnson. He will be sadly missed by his love, Bessie Johnson; children, Willie Brown (Theresa), James R. Brown (Pam), Don Brown, Lora Faulkner, Eva Shaw, Jerry Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Marva Johnson, Essie Johnson, and David Johnson; sister Lucy Hamilton; 27 grandkids, 64 great-grandchildren and lots of relatives and friends.

Visitation for Mr. Wilson will be from 10 - 11am on Friday, with the funeral service at 11am at the Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Meadows Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Willie Ross Wilson

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Brenda Smith

March 15, 2018

To my Family my Prayers are with all of You . Uncle Willie Rest in Paradise

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