William Esker Wilson, 74, a lifelong resident of Old Fort, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, in an Etowah health care facility.
He was a member of Ball Play Baptist Church. He was retired from Suttons Lumber Mill. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben Wilson and Josie Green Wilson.
He is survived by children: William (Mitchell) and wife, Shelia Wilson of Old Fort, Michelle and husband, John Zysk of Newman, Ga., and Rodney Wilson of Cleveland; grandchildren: Amanda Broglin, Mark Maddux, Nathan Maddux, Justin and Allison Zysk, Roy Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Dylan Wilson, Hope Wilson, Mitchell Runions, Riley Wilson and Lilly Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Huffman of Olsmar, Fla.; brothers: Bobby and wife, Mary Wilson, and Jerry and wife, Sharon Wilson, all of Old Fort; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Ball Play Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Maxwell officiating.
Interment will follow in Ball Play Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Wilson family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.