Eugene Wilson, 93

Eugene E. Wilson, 93, rural Wabash, died at 3:20 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, at Wabash County Hospital. He was born March 17, 1921 in Wabash County, to Ira and Anna (Story) Wilson.

Gene was a 1939 graduate of Linlawn High School. He married Eleanor Ann Hanna at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ on Dec. 12, 1943; she died June 15, 2008.  He was a farmer and drove school bus for the Metropolitan School District for many years. He was a life member of the Richvalley United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Richvalley Lions Club. He was a longtime Chicago Cubs and Purdue University fan.

He is survived by three children, Bonnie Sue (Robert) Hampton, Jane Ann Cole, and Gary E. (Jacalyn) Wilson, all of Wabash; nine grandchildren, Troy (Gina) Cole and Tonja Hampton, both of Wabash, Brad (Christena) Hampton, Roann, Michelle (Alex) Brickley, Hilliard, Ohio, Dawn (Mark) Costello, Farmersville, Texas, Derrick (Jenny) Wilson and Aaron Hampton, both of Wabash, Abigail (Luke) Allen, Dayton, and Amelia (Steven) Siders, Fort Wayne; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Donald Wilson, and two sisters, Clara (Robert) Swan and Christine Deeter. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, grandson Jeremy Cole, and son-in-law, Michael Cole.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Richvalley United Methodist Church, Richvalley, with Pastor Paul Burris officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Richvalley United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Gene may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Sep 17