James Gary Wilson, age 73, of Norris City, Il died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 as result of an automobile accident in Mt. Vernon, IN. Gary as most knew him was born in Gallatin County, on September 13, 1938 to the late James and Dorothy (Cox) Wilson. On June 5, 1960 he married the former Phyllis (Pantier) Wilson and she preceded him in death in 2009. Gary worked most of his life as Boilermaker, first at B & W in Mt. Vernon and then out of St. Louis before retiring. His real love though was his race horses. He was well known throughout the Midwest for his horses he raised and raced. He also love to garden and would always bring you food every time he came to your house. He loved to visit with his friends and family. He was attending the Ridgway First Baptist Church in Ridgway and was a member of the Ridgway Masonic Lodge. Gary will be greatly missed.
Gary is survived by, 2 sons, Terry Wilson of Omaha, and Chuck Wilson of Norris City, 1 daughter, Nancy (James) Majors of Springboro, Ohio. A brother, Larry (Elaine) Wilson of Rushville, IL, 1 sister, Deanna Parks of Ft. Smith, Ark. 6 grandchildren, Brandi, Cassie, Tawny and Sarah Wilson, Sophie and Olivia Majors.
Visitation for Gary will be on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway. Funeral services for Gary will be on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Rev. Randy Davis will officiate and interment will follow at the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. There will be Masonic Rites conducted at the cemetery.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com