Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
George M. Wilson, 89, 5198 Shelley Road, Rockford, died at 12:50 a.m. Oct. 3, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born June 25, 1920, in Mercer County to Lee A. and Ethel R. Caroll Wilson. On May 14, 1942, he married Iris Cook in England, who died Feb. 5, 1989.
Surviving are three sons, Carl (Jane) Wilson, Marietta, Ga., Trevor (Gail) Wilson, Cardon, Scott (Deb) Wilson, Jeddo, Mich.; a daughter, Victoria P. (Roger) Bollenbacher, Celina; two brothers, Roger and Ned Wilson, both of Celina; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Deceased are two brothers, Warren and Lee Wilson.
He was a retired tree farmer and Branch Manager of the First National Bank, Mendon, for 30 years. He was a member of Rockford Presbyterian Church, American Legion, Rockford, Disabled American Veterans, Ohio Forestry Association and Spencerville Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf Cluster. He was the 1991 Tree Farmer of the year in Ohio and a founder of Cheryl Ann School, Celina.
There are no services. Burial is at a later date.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Civic Foundation for Cheryl Ann School and Mercer County 4-H.
Condolences can be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.