Funeral services for Johnny F. Wilson, 84, of Crockett and formerly of Centerville were held Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Bro. Bo Gunnels officiated and burial was in the Cross Cemetery in Grimes County.
Johnny Wilson was born in Ellis County, Texas on February 25, 1932 to Charlie and Josie Lola (Wolf) Wilson. He was raised in Madisonville. As a young man, he was an oilfield worker. Then, he worked for Janson’s Lumberyard in Dallas. After several years, he went back to the oilfields as a gauger. Mr. Wilson then went into the real estate business as the owner of rental property in Madison County and Texarkana.
He enjoyed “people watching” at the local cafe while sipping on a cup of coffee. His daughter said that he also enjoyed driving to the state of Colorado. He would take his family on many trips to this favorite place, leaving on Friday when the kids got out of school and being back by Sunday evening in time for them to be in school on Monday. He was a Christian of the Assembly of God faith.
Preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Clara Mae Tubb; son, Larry Wilson; daughter, Sandy Wilson; step-mother, Ethel Wilson and wife, Norma Wilson. Johnny Wilson passed away on November 29, 2016 in Crockett, Texas.
His surviving family includes daughters, Kathy Sigford and her husband, John, of Centerville and Peggy Pyle, of Centerville; sons, Charlie Wilson of Austin and Johnny Ray Wilson of Oklahoma; brothers, Denny Wilson of North Zulch, James Wilson and Charlie Wilson of Madisonville; sisters, Lonnie Thomas and Flossie Hall of Madisonville; grandchildren, Amanda Woodley, Sandra Overman, Alicia Pyle and Cody Pyle and several great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Travis Woodley, James Overman, James Duke, Andrew Duke, Seth Jeter and Freddie King.
Walters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Please log onto www.waltersfuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial guestbook and leave condolences.