He was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Indianapolis, son of Donald and Violet Morgan Wilson.
Mr. Wilson enjoyed playing basketball growing up and was a meat cutter the majority of his working career. He had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and served him for years in his local church, in the bus and children's ministry. He graduated from the Indiana Bible College and was known as the "Candy Man" because of his famous drawer full of candy that he gave away. He was proud of his dream car, a Mustang, and of his children and grandchildren. He was also an armchair sports fanatic.
He is survived by his wife, Janis Richards Wilson of Cloverdale; a daughter, Kimberly Clark and husband Jerry of Greencastle; a son, Michael Wilson Jr. and wife Denise of Mansfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Ashley McCory and husband Jason, Seth Green, Colby Green, Keaton Green, Ethan Wilson, Delaney Wilson and Karlie Wilson; great-granddaughter Allie McCory; brothers Donald Wilson and wife Shirley of Winemac and Gregory Wilson of Lebanon; and sisters Violet Donna Sparks of Indianapolis and Cindy Bowington and husband Terry of Tacoma, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Wilson; a sister, Pam Wilson; and a granddaughter, Saria Green.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, 4 Percy L. Julian Dr., Greencastle, with the Rev. Jerry Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday.
Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.hopkins-rector.com