Bill E. Wilson, 79, of rural Parsons passed away at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Cherryvale Senior Living Center in Cherryvale.
Bill was born on April 22, 1942, at McComb, Mississippi, to LaRoy and Clottee (Leonard) Wilson. He grew up at McComb and Brookhaven, Mississippi, and attended schools there. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1962. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Mississippi and then moved to Wichita, where he worked at Boeing Manufacturing.
Bill moved to Parsons in 1971 where he worked at Alexander Manufacturing and then at Power Flame. He retired in 2004.
Bill enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, watching his grandsons play football and basketball, supporting all of his grandchildren in their activities and camping. He was an avid golfer and would play almost every day. He was a member of the Center Bethel Church where he active in attending Sunday school. Bill was also a member of the Masonic lodges in McComb and at Parsons. For many years Bill operated a machine shop at his home.
He married Carolyn Wilson on April 20, 1960, at Wichita. They had been married 61 years. She survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his son, Billy J. Wilson of Parsons; nine grandchildren, Lonnie Wilson of Parsons, Jessica Brooks of Des Moines, Iowa, James Wilson of Parsons, Brittney Wilson of Parsons, Josh Wilson of Parsons, Jordyn Winter of Springfield, Missouri, Aaron Grow of Parsons, Heidi Grow of Kansas City, Missouri, and Darrell Winter of Altamont; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and his sister, Sylvia Fondron of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family service will be at a later date. Burial will be at a later date at Springhill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Center Bethel Church, and these may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.
Online condolences my be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.