John Wayne Wilson, age 64, of Pierce City, MO, left this world for his home in heaven on Dec. 7th, 2010, at Cox South, Springfield, after his battle with leukemia and MDS.
He is survived by his Mother: Mildred Wilson, Monett, two daughters: Michelle McCord and husband, Jim, Of Raymore, MO and Tracy O'Hara, and husband, Kenny, of Pierce City, MO; four grandchildren: Tristen McCord, of Raymore, MO, Cedric O'Hara, Colten O'Hara and Clayten O'Hara, all of Pierce City, MO, two brothers: Eugene Wilson and wife, Kay, of Washington, North Carolina, and Dale Wilson, of Monett, MO; one sister: Donna Hotchkiss and husband,Charles, of Harrisonville, MO, and his Pomeranian dog, Buddy, who gave him many happy moments.
John was preceded in death by his father, Bertram Woodrow Wilson; his brother, Michael Allen Wilson, and his brother-in-law, Michael Lee Davis.
John was born to Bertram and Mildred Wilson on May 9, 1946. He was raised in Monett, lived in Pierce City and Belton, Mo., before returning to Pierce City, where he spent his last days. John was in the class of 1964 at Monett High School. He worked as a roofer for many years, then went to work in power line construction, and was in that business for 26 years until he retired. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. One of his favorite pastimes was riding the back roads with his brother, Dale, looking for deer and seeing if he could spot any eagles.
John started his Christian journey at the First Baptist Church, in Monett, and in later years he was a devout Christian and talked about looking forward to going home to be with God and those who had gone before him.
Visitation and graveside services will be provided by Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, MO. Service announcement will be in the Thursday issue of the Monett Times Newspaper.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home to be used for burial expenses.