William Ray Wilson 82 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:25 AM April 23, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.
Services will be 2 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at the Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 1-2 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the William Ray Wilson Memorial Fund.
Bill was born May 18, 1934 in Attica, IN the son of Jesse Francis and Ruby Mae (Lee) Wilson. He married Ruth Ann Bowman January 27, 1980.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Wilson, Clinton, IL; children: Devin Jerrold Wilson, Clinton, IL; Romona Doreen (Tim) Parker, Indianapolis, IN; Corine (Sherman) Taulbee, Kenney, IL; Joe (Pam) Thompson, Bloomington, IL; Roger (Caroline) Thompson, Clinton, IL; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; siblings: Annie (David) Morgan, Williamsport, IN and Kay Whistler, Attica, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter, Rena Bowling; 2 grandchildren; 1 brother and 1 sister.
Bill was a US Navy Veteran. He was a mechanic and enjoyed collecting and working on cars.