John J. 'Johnny' Wilson

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John J. 'Johnny' Wilson

October 03, 1919 - August 06, 2018

John J. "Johnny" Wilson, 98, Logansport, formerly of Deer Creek, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. He was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Washington Township, Cass County, to Clarence A. and Alta M. Davis Wilson. On Christmas Day 1938, he married Pauline Hall. She passed away Sept. 6, 2015.
John graduated from Young America High School, and for a few years, he was part of a comedy team, The Yankee Hillbillies, with the late Tom Fouts, aka Captain Stubby. It was a time he loved re-telling, reminiscing about the fun and silly skits.
He retired from Logansport Machine Co. after 40 years, and had attained the position of senior design engineer. He was awarded a patent on a specialty designed "chuck," a great accomplishment for someone who was basically self-taught in his field.
Before and after retirement, he and Pauline enjoyed traveling throughout the Midwest, South, and Canada in their travel trailer.
Survivors include daughters, Cheryl Bailey, Logansport, Tricia (Lew) McKinney, Kokomo; grandson, Troy (Angela) Bailey, Davenport, Florida; granddaughters, Stacey McKinney, Boerne, Texas, and April McKinney, Nashville, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Skyler Lincoln, Rebecca Bailey (Chris Pelnar), Lauren (Ryan) Reid, Evan Ridenour and Kyle Ridenour; great-great-grandchildren, Alexandria Pelnar and Emilia Pelnar; one brother-in-law, Dale Henry, Walton; and a special niece, Pat Lewis.
Preceding in death were his parents; wife, Pauline; daughter, Judith Lynn; sisters, Lucille Wilson, Freda Kistler, Helen Houser, Margery Myers; son-in-law, Larry Bailey.
A celebration of John's life will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at LifeGate Church, 831 Burlington Ave., Logansport, IN 46947. Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 6 p.m. Pastors Andy Weil and Harry Roselle will officiate. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery, Deer Creek.
Contributions may be made to LifeGate Missions. Stout & Son Funeral Home Burlington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at
Published on August 7, 2018
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