Thursday, May 31, 2012

Percy Wayne Wilson 1946-2012

Percy Wayne Wilson, of Fenton, was born on February 8, 1946, at Washington, a son of Leonard Clay and Olive Reba (Renfrow) Wilson, and departed this life at 12:26 P.M., Friday, April 20, 2012, in the SSM St. Clair Health Center, Fenton. Mr. Wilson had attained the age of 66 years, 2 months, and 12 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Freddie Wilson; and one brother-in-law, Elzie Helton.

Mr. Wilson was a United States Army Veteran and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2177, Fenton, the American Legion Post No. 0400, Fenton; and the Gateway Country Music Association. He had been a musician for all his life as well as a former front man for Stonewall Jackson. He had worked with the best of the great stars in country music from Cal Smith to Webb Pierce and Hank Williams, Jr. Mr. Wilson had his own recording career in 1977 and a single that made the charts called “Dealing with the Devil”. He also had been employed at Sandy’s Carpet World as a salesman for several years prior to his retiring in 2007. Mr. Wilson enjoyed playing and listening to music, and fishing.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Wilson include: His former wife, Carol Wilson, Arnold; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Paul and Aleesa Wilson, Fenton, and Leonard Wilson, Arnold; five grandchildren, Paul Casey Wilson, Jeramy Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Justin Wilson, and Josephine Wilson; one great-grandson, Connor Wilson; one brother, Leonard Wilson, Jr., Dixon; one sister, Betty Helton, Meta; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Wilson at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Chapel, Dixon, with Bro. Manuel Seaton, Camp Ground Christian Church, Meta, officiating.

Interment with full military honors was in the Dixon Cemetery under the direction of the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Dixon. Active pallbearers for Mr. Wilson were Junior Wilson, Paul Casey Wilson, Leonard Wilson, Kenny Wyss, Brian Helton, Darrell Wyss and Steve Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Hill and Blake Helton.

Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Association or the American Diabetes Association with envelopes available at the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Dixon.

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