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Arlis Wilson, 72, of Williamsburg, departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at his home.
He was born March 10, 1944 in Williamsburg to the late Elmer Josh Wilson and Mary Edna (Lanham) Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Luella Ann McPhee-Wilson; mother of his children, Dorothy Jean (Thomas) Wilson; a brother, Elo Wilson and two sisters, Irene Strunk and Lorene Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Wilson, of Williamsburg; two sons, Michael Wilson and wife, Melissa, of Ortinville, Michigan, and Timothy Wilson and wife, Mossie, of Williamsburg; two daughters, Rebecca Wilson (Beckie), of Williamsburg, and Mildred Wilson (Millie,) of Clinton Township, Michigan; step-son, Randy Lewis, of Williamsburg, step-daughter, Brenda Lewis, of Williamsburg; 13 grandchildren, Shelby Wilson, of Deltona, Florida, Wyatt Wilson, of Ft. Campbell, Wayde and Ashley Wilson, of Ortinville, Michigan, Kaitlyn Wilson, Kimberly Wilson, Makayla Croley, Timothy Wilson Jr., Douglas Wilson, Abigail White, Payton White and Tyler White, all of Williamsburg, and Jacob Wilson, of Clinton Township; one great-grandson, Levi Wilson, of Williamsburg; brother, Coy Wilson, of Corbin; four sisters, Bonnie Walker, Wilma Keith, Elsie Keith (Johnny) and Elva Hinkle (James), all of Williamsburg; several nieces and nephews; and host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Croley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at the Canadatown Holiness Church with the Rev. Ronald Canada and the Rev. Rob Powers officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Canadatown Cemetery. Tim Wilson, Mike Wilson, Randy Lewis, Patrick Dishmon, Jacob Wilson and Pete Tzianis will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be T.J. Wilson, Douglas Wilson, Levi Wilson, Wayde Wilson, Wyatt Wilson, Payton White and Tyler White.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com.
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, Directors.
Published on September 16, 2016
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