John Jerry Gerald Wilson

December 20, 1936April 5, 2013

John Gerald “Jerry” Wilson Mason, Michigan Jerry Wilson, loving father and grandfather passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 5, 2013. Jerry was a retired PhD Clinical Psychologist for the State of Michigan Correctional Facilities. He served in the Naval Air Reserves. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkley, Masters and PhD from Michigan State University. Jerry loved to work out and was named member of the month at Snap Fitness at age 76. He loved to read, listen to music, watch sports and write poetry. He loved the San Francisco Forty-Niner’s, Cal and Michigan State. He published his first book of poetry in 2008. He lived in Florida for 15 years and reunited with his family for the best 9 years of his life. He is survived by his three children, Dawn (Troy) Kibbey, Holly (Ray) Normington, and Jon Scott (Lisa) Wilson; former wife, Carol Wilson; sister, Mary Duncan of California; ten grandchildren, Jessy (Nick), Shelby, Jeni (Kelly), Tony (Emily), Taylor (Emily), Cody, Lindsey, Tony (Kristen), Lexi (Ben), Bailey (Abel); one great-grandchild, Carlee, and one on the way. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, Michigan. Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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barbara jorgensen

April 9, 2013

All the Wilson Family, I know the sadness you are feeling and I'm so sorry. Keep the family together as often as you can, it helps. Love Auntie Barbara

Dixie Newell

April 9, 2013

Holly and family,
So sorry for your loss. Your dad was blessed with a beautiful daughter with a huge heart. Sounds like he was a brilliant and deep thinker with a poetic spirit. Much love.


April 9, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You light up our lives here at school and we will be thinking of you and your family.

Helene & EJ Czarnopys

April 9, 2013

Holly, sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Lisa Krull

April 9, 2013

Holly, am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to you and holding you close.

Ginger McCallum

April 8, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Holly, Dawn and Jon. Sending our thoughts to everyone who loved him, and hope good memories will help you through.

Love, Ginger & Mark

Amira Ponne

April 8, 2013

Thinking about you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. You are always the first person to support others in good times and bad; know that I am honored to do the same for you.

With love,

Angela Anderson

April 8, 2013

Holly and Family. Sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Please know our hearts are with you right now and forever.