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September 1 1931 December 14 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Harold to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Harold Dean Wilson, 91, of Jacksonville, Illinois; formerly of Wheatland, Independence, and Grain Valley, Missouri, went to heaven to join loved ones waiting for him on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Harold was born at home on the farm on September 1, 1931, son of Leslie Thomas Wilson and Pearl Wilson. Harold spent the first 18 years of his life in Wheatland, Missouri, growing up on the farm as the youngest child with his older brothers Kenneth, John Thomas, and older sister Leta. Harold attended grade school in White Cloud, Missouri, and graduated from high school in Wheatland, Missouri, home of the Wheatland Mules, in 1949. Life on the farm consisted of twice daily milking of the dairy cows, raising up to 1200 turkeys and hundreds of chickens yearly, tending a small herd of cattle, sheep, and a few hogs, splitting wood for the wood stoves in the home, and plowing, planting, and harvesting grain crops with horses. The farm had no electricity nor running water until after Harold graduated from high school in 1949. Harold’s parents and siblings preceded him in death. Harold is survived by his three sons, Dennis Wilson (life partner Carol), Independence, Missouri, Scott Hepler (wife Kerry), Gravois Mills, Missouri, and Randall Wilson (wife Michelle), Oak Grove, Missouri. Harold treasured his grandchildren Chelsey Frauenhoffer (husband Justin), Jackson Hepler, and Hayden Hepler, and Chelsea’s children, Adyn, Kingston, Gracie, Amelia, and Theodore. Harold is also survived by many nieces and nephews on the Wilson side of the family. These nieces and nephews, as well as a few select close friends, called Harold “Beanie” or “Uncle Beanie”, a tribute for his love of a certain type of bean he enjoyed eating in his youth, when he was bestowed the nickname. Harold married Beverly Skinner Alred on April 1, 1988, in Independence, Missouri. Beverly preceded Harold in death in November of 2016. Upon their wedding date, Harold welcomed Beverly’s children into his family. James Alred, Jr. (wife Teresa), of Tuscola, Illinois, Teresa Melton (husband Harry), of Florissant, Missouri, and Sharon West (husband Bruce), of Jacksonville, Illinois were proud to have Harold as their “bonus” dad. Jim, Teresa, and Sharon provided Harold with more grandchildren; Joscyln, Alicia, and Marcy Tillery, Tyler and Sarah Bramley, Ashley and Corey West, and several great grandchildren. Harold spent most of his working career of nearly 50 years as a salesman of flexographic printing supplies to print companies in a wide swath of the the USA. For most of those years, his employer was Hill Rubber Company of Kansas City, Missouri. His territory extended from South Dakota south to Houston and coastal Texas, across the Deep South as far east as Pensacola, Florida, up through Tennessee, and into central Illinois. Upon retirement, some highlights of Harold’s life were a 28-day trip through Australia and New Zealand, and a separate journey to Hawaii, both with his wife Beverly. In 2017, Harold traveled with his church on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where he was baptized in the Jordan River. Harold had many interests through his life. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, Kansas City Chiefs football and Kansas City Royals baseball, St. Louis Cardinals baseball when he was surrounded by his Illinois family, his family and church families, yellow Labrador Retriever dogs, and the men’s breakfast prayer group from Grace United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Harold sang in the choir and was devoted to Bible study and church matters. He was a member of the Central Christian Church in Jacksonville, Illinois and a past member of the Maywood Baptist Church in Independence, Missouri, and as a youth, the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wheatland, Missouri. Harold spent many years volunteering at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. A visitation will be held at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Illinois from 10:30 AM to 12 noon on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Funeral service for Harold will follow at 12 noon. Harold and Beverly’s ashes will be interred at a later date in Wheatland, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, Harold requested that donations be made to the Central Christian Church, Jacksonville, Illinois, Macedonia Cemetery, Wheatland, Missouri, and Maywood Baptist Church, Independence, Missouri. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Harold , please visit our floral store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Harold Dean Wilson September 1 1931 December 14 2022.
Death notice for the town of: -, state: Illinois