Mr. Samuel Jackson “Jack” Wilson, 77 of Blackshear, passed away Friday evening, October 1, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health.
Born in Blackshear, GA on July 31, 1944, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. Mr. Wilson was retired from CSX Transportation where he had been a switchman. He loved to fish, do woodworking (even went to Ware Tech to learn how), ride horses, and study his Bible every day. He was a dedicated member of The First Church of the Nazarene where he was also a board member and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Wilson was in the process of becoming an ordained minister when his health began to decline. Mr. Wilson loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren dearly and to him, family was everything.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee & Lessie Dorothy Walker Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Stephens; a great grandson, Alexander Grayson Joyner; and two brothers including his twin, Lester McDonald “Mack” Wilson and Bobby Lee “Bud” Wilson.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Katherine Foster Wilson of Blackshear; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa & Johnny Ogle of Waycross; a son-in-law, Barry Stephens of Waycross; two sisters, Mary (Horace) Lowman of Blackshear and Marie Wilson of Brunswick; a brother, John T. (Roselyn) Wilson of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, June Wilson of Brunswick; 3 grandchildren, Vanessa (Brock) Joyner, Chelsea (Justin) Michtak, and Garrett Ogle; 3 great grandchildren, Caleb Braddock Joyner, Justin “LJ” Michtak, Jr., and Adalynn Michtak; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Graveside services for Mr. Wilson will be held Monday morning, October 4, 2021, at 11:00 o’clock at the Ben James Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials be made to The First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 2505 Alice Street, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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