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BRO. James Hubert "Jim" Wilson

 

James Hubert "Jim" Wilson, 89, of Louisville, passed away Friday, March 21, 2008 at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1918 in Lawrenceburg (Anderson Co.), KY. He was retired from Petroleum Express, was a Kentucky Colonel, and a 52-year member of Robinson #266 Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of Hikes Point Christian Church, and a proud member of the church dart ball league. He was noted as the first person to register for enlistment in World War II in Lawrenceburg, KY.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jimmy Wilson; and three sisters, Blanche Puckett, Eldree Dennis and Murtie Akin. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sarah Juanema Wilson, whom he met in 1944 while driving a street car. He is also survived by his children, William "Bill" Wilson (Jackie); Gwen Wix (David); and Twana DeWeese (Steve); grandchildren, Autumn Chapman, David Wix Jr., Tammy Bradley, Gabriel Wilson, James DeWeese, Jason DeWeese, Adam Wilson, and B.J. Wilson; 10 great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Helen Tenney; brothers-in-law, Loren Skeans (Norma) and Walton Skeans (Elsie); and a sister-in-law, Mildred Brown (Gene).

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, with entombment in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, noon-8 p.m. Tuesday and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday. A Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Hikes Point Christian Church, or Hosparus.

Published in The Courier-Journal on 3/23/2008