Age 77 passed away, May 20, 2016 in Plainwell, Michigan. He was born February 8, 1939, in Lansing to the late Perry and Josephine (Maier) Wilson.
Jerry grew up on Lansing’s South Side, where he attended Everett High School, where he played the Tenor Saxophone in the band. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where for five years he served as a Petty Officer 2nd Class Radio Man on a troop carrier in the Pacific. After serving in the Navy he worked for 40 years at General Motors in Quality Control. Once semi-retired he and Darlene moved to Barryton, Michigan for part of the year where he loved cutting trees, and as luck would have it, he didn’t die by falling out of a tree.
Jerry is survived by Darlene, his wife of 33 years; a brother, Monty (Joy) Wilson; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Brian) Wilcox; brother-in-law, Thomas Schlichter; and also nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a niece Kara Wilcox, and best friends: Dale Thelen and Vern Sillman.
The funeral for Jerry Wilson will be 12:00p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Deepdale Memorial Gardens Chapel. Visitation will be half an hour prior to the service at Deepdale Memorial Gardens Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.