William "Woody" Wilson

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William 'Woody' Wilson

Willliam Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, 70, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Cleveland.

He was born on Feb. 13, 1947, in Fowler, Calif., to the late Earl D. and Lillie Pearl Wilson of Ellensburg, W.V. He was a Christian and attended Mt. Olive Church of God, where he said many times that he had "found a place to come home to." He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. He worked as an X-ray technician at Bradley Memorial Hospital for 22 years and Sweetwater Hospital for 16 years.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters: Flo Wilson of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Betty Cain, Charlotte Johnson and Eva Warren, all of Ellensburg, W.V.; brother and sister-in-law, Carl "Bounce" and Ginger Wilson of Lower Lake, Calif.; sister-in-law, Emma of Moody, Ala.; and son Shawn Patrick Wilson of Cleveland.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila, of Cleveland; children: Teresa (Mark) Renson of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mack Anthony (Paulette) Wilson of Port Orchard, Wash., Brandi (John) Docev of Clarksville, and daughter by choice, Vicki Frye, of Cleveland; brother, Earl Jr. of Moody, Ala., and Mack Charles (Gloria) Wilson of Ellensburg, Wash.; sisters: Corrine Mehal and Marjorie (Dale) Allphin of Ellensburg, Wash., and Jeanette (Fred) Bryant of Kittitas, Wash.; eight grandchildren: Ben and Alena Vales of Fairbanks, Alaska, Brock Renson of Fairbanks,  Alaska, Abigayle Sinclair Wilson, Garrett Andrew Frye of Cleveland, William Isaac Wilson of Cleveland, Jack William Docev of Clarksville, William Isaac Wilson of Cleveland, Italy Hampton of Connecticut  and Stefanee Williams of Port Orchard, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Laura Hurst Wilson, of Cleveland, one great-granddaughter, Deliah Vales, of Fairbanks, Alaska; very special friend, and his stem cell donor, Sarah Blessing, from Fort Collins, Colo., who gave him an extra year of life to enjoy his friends and family; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He leaves all with these profound words from his precious mother, Lillie Pearl Vaughn Wilson, December 15, 1914 – July 15, 1999:

“There is only one life to live, twill soon be past,

Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

A celebration of life service is planned for 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017,  at Mount Olive Church of God with Pastor Gary Sears and Pastor Teresa Norman officiating.

The family will receive friends tonight,  from 5:30  until 7:30, at Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road N.W., as well as an hour prior to the service Monday, from 1  to  2 p.m.  

You are invited to share a personal memory of Woody or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.  

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