Mr. Jerry D. Wilson

July 12, 1948June 18, 2014
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Jerry David Wilson, age 65, died in his home on June 18, 2014 after a lengthy illness surrounded by friends and family. Born July 12, 1948, Jerry was the only child of the late Lennie A. Wilson, Jr. and Lois Bryant Wilson of Terrell. He graduated from Terrell High School in 1966 and later attended Henderson County Junior College. In December of 1966, Wilson was deployed to Vietnam with the United States Army 2nd Ranger Batallion, 94th artillery. He served bravely garnering two Bronze Stars and two Purple Heart Awards. After being evacuated by a medical helicopter in Vietnam, Wilson was honorably discharged in November 1969 as an E5. After his service to our country, Wilson met his late wife, Bonnie Papen Wilson and they were married in Texas on January 17, 1970 and then again on March 24, 1970 in Camdenton, Missouri. This union lasted 29 years and Jerry is survived by their only child, Melanie Dawn Wilson of Terrell. Jerry was a well respected rancher and businessman. He owned and operated several small businesses in the Terrell community including Wilson Construction and later Jerry Wilson Trucking. The family will host a visitation at the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Terrell on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6 to 8PM. Funeral service will be held 2:00pm, Friday, June 20, 2014 with interment following at the Elmo Cemetery. The family requests that all memorials be made to the A. Fern Norville Kaufman County Children's Shelter. 4090 S. Houston St. Kaufman, Texas 75142 or an animal charity of your choice. Jerry leaves behind a host of friends and family that will always remember him for his larger than life personality, his jokes, sense of humor, generosity and unwavering love.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 20, 2014

Mr. Jerry D. Wilson

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Lisa Love

July 15, 2014

Mel your Dad is one of a kind :) Always laughing and smiling, never an unkind word to anyone. Not a good man, a great one. You are in our prayers - xoxoxo

Wes Flanagan

June 26, 2014

Melanie, I was not as close to Jerry as the rest of my family, but he was always kind and whitty. I enjoyed visiting with him every time I saw him. Our prayers are with you.

Sharon Timms

June 20, 2014

Melanie I'm so sorry for your loss prayers for comfort and strength for you and the family love you girlie!

Kathy/Oscar Hernandez

June 20, 2014

Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy Adams

June 20, 2014

Jerry was an amazing man and great father.Melanie,you are in my prayer's now and alway's.

Diane Valentine

June 20, 2014

Melanie I didn't know your dad, but I know you are in pain. Im sure he is not in pain anymore. Keep your head up. You have a long road or recovery ahead of you. You are in my thoughts and definitely my prayers

Dr. Pat Cooper

June 20, 2014

I'm sure gonna miss our visits. Awesome man and a lot of fun. I was blessed to be his chaplain.

Stacy Duff

June 20, 2014

You are in our thoughts and prayers Mel.

Vickie Phillps White

June 19, 2014

Melanie, I have been keeping you in my prayers. Your dad was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. You have lots of love surrounding you and will always be family to us. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to call. I love you girl.

Jerry Burr

June 19, 2014

Jerry was a friend and a good person! So sorry to hear of his loss but there is no more pain! I will miss you my friend.