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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Ronald D. Wilson

September 23, 1945September 8, 2019
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Ronald Don Wilson, age 73, of Memphis, Tennessee. He was born September 23, 1945 and died on Sunday September 8, 2019. Mr. Wilson served in the United States Marine Corps where he earned the rank of Captain. He served in Vietnam from 1963 until 1971, as a helicopter pilot. After returning from Vietnam, he worked for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department as a jailer for 38 years. He was preceded in death by his parents James H. Wilson, Jr. and Martha A. Wilson. Was also preceded in death by his brother Cullen Tyrone Wilson. Mr. Wilson is survived by his sister, Gail Garlin (Fred), Nieces; Stephanie L. Meyer, and Jessica G. Freeman; Great nieces; Mackenzie Freeman, Carley Joyner, Destiny Cole, and Bailey Smith. Great Great Niece Paisley Freeman. A gathering of friends and family for Ronald will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, following by an 11am rotunda service at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Memphis, TN. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Wilson family.

  • FAMILY

  • Gail Gaitlin (Fred), Sister
  • Stephanie L. Meyer, Niece
  • Jessica G. Freeman, Niece
  • Mackenzie Freeman, Great Niece
  • Carley Joyner, Great Niece
  • Destiny Cole, Great Niece
  • Bailey Smith, Great Niece
  • Paisley Freeman, Great Great Niece
  • He was preceded in death by his parents James H. Wilson, Jr. and Martha A. Wilson. Was also preceded in death by his brother Cullen Tyrone Wilson.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Rotunda Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Memories

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Willie Clemons

September 17, 2019

Sgt. Wilson you promised to teach me scuba diving but we never got around to it. Each time we met we would always talk about scuba diving because it was on my bucket list. I enjoyed working with you 30 yrs at the jail. You will be sorely missed. Your personality was so pleasant at all times.

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Biography

Ronald Don Wilson, age 73, of Memphis, Tennessee. He was born September 23, 1945 and died on Sunday September 8, 2019.
Mr. Wilson served in the United States Marine Corps where he earned the rank of Captain. He served in Vietnam from 1963 until 1971, as a helicopter pilot. After returning from Vietnam, he worked for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department as a jailer for 38 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents James H. Wilson, Jr. and Martha A. Wilson. Was also preceded in death by his brother Cullen Tyrone Wilson.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his sister, Gail Garlin (Fred), Nieces; Stephanie L. Meyer, and Jessica G. Freeman; Great nieces; Mackenzie Freeman, Carley Joyner, Destiny Cole, and Bailey Smith. Great Great Niece Paisley Freeman.
A gathering of friends and family for Ronald will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, following by an 11am rotunda service at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Memphis, TN.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Wilson family.