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John Cecil ‘J.C.’ Wilson

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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 4:03 pm

COFFEYVILLE — John Cecil “J.C.” Wilson, 78, of Coffeyville was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home. 

J.C. was born on Sept. 30, 1940, to Cecil and Sarah (Howser) Wilson in Coffeyville. He grew up in Coffeyville and attended local schools. He graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1958 and from Coffeyville Vo-Tech and Coffeyville Community College in 1984. 

On Aug. 20, 1961, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Myra Jean Butterfield, in Coffeyville. The couple made Coffeyville their home. 

J.C. worked at several places during his long life, some of which were Fourth Street Market, Junges Bakery in Coffeyville and Joplin, Jenson’s Brothers, Eagle Security, Benson Lumber Co., American Insulated Wire, Dixon’s, Bartlett Flour Mill, Pressure Cast and Spears. 

He and Jean were members of Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church, Coffeyville. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and tinkering, but most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Sarah Wilson; a sister, Frances Ann Smith; a brother, Joseph Wilson; and an unborn great-grandchild.

J.C. is survived by his loving wife, Jean Wilson of the home; two sons, John Kevin Wilson of the home and David Allen Wilson of Independence; two daughters, Patti Jean Hilton and her husband, Lawrence, of Coffeyville and Amanda Jo Wilson of the home; five grandchildren, Brian Twitchell and his wife, Katie, of Coffeyville, Kayla Padgett and her husband, Nick, of Victoria, Texas, Lorraine Wilson, Hilary Wilson, both of Parsons, and Kathleen Hilton and her fiancé, Michael, of Joplin; two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Logan Twitchell of Coffeyville; a brother, James Wilson of Victoria, Texas; a sister, Betty Jo Clark of Forsyth, Missouri; two great-granddogs, Riley and Hope; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church, Coffeyville. Pastor John Dixon will officiate. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Coffeyville. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Windsor Place, Coffeyville. Contributions can be left with or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

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