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Jerry L. Wilson, 82, Galveston, went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning, Oct. 30, 2017, at his home in Galveston. He was born March 3, 1935, in Muncie to Carlton and Gracie (Sanders) Wilson. He married Sandra L. Gray on Oct. 17, 1959, in Muncie. She preceded him in death March 23, 2015.
Jerry was an engineering technician for Delco Electronics for 35 years, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed spending time with his family, including his children and several nieces and nephews. He loved serving at his church for over 50 years, working with wood and on cars, taking walks in nature, bicycling, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Galveston.
Surviving family include his four daughters, Gale Wilson, Galveston; Linda Wilson, Kokomo; Kathy Wilson, Peru; and Melissa and husband Dwayne Sawyer, Brownsburg; and three grandchildren, Cassandra, Grace and Garrett Sawyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra; and siblings, Betty Lou Adams, Patricia Collins, Donna Starbuck, Aura Rogers, Bill Wilson, Dora Hiatt and Mayme Wilson.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 4 at the First Baptist Church of Galveston, with Pastor Sean Cooper and Jason Humiston officiating. Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church in Galveston.
Memorial contributions also may be given to First Baptist Church of Galveston in Jerry's name. Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 1, 2017
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