Richard G. “Dick” Wilson

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 7, 2009

Services for Richard G. “Dick” Wilson, of McComb, are 1 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 6, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello with burialin the church cemetery. The Revs. Robert Dunn and Kenneth Hedgepethwill officiate. Jones Family Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until the time of the service atthe church.

Mr. Wilson, 81, died Dec. 4, 2009, at his residence. He was bornin Lawrence County on Nov. 8, 1928, to George D. and MaeWilson.

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He was a member of North McComb Baptist Church and the ExchangeClub. After serving in the military, he married Willodene Hedgepethon Dec. 24, 1949. They would have been married 60 years. Afterseveral jobs in his younger years, he became secretary to thetrainmaster for ICGRR.

He owned and operated Wilson Timber Co. for 30 years. Afterserving as sheriff of Pike County from 1980 until 1984, he ownedand operated a private gravel business until his death. He will besadly missed by all who knew him.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, DavidEarl and Donald Horace Wilson; and his sister, Mary AliceWilson.

Survivors are his wife of 60 happy years, Willodene Wilson, ofMcComb; his son, Joseph Wilson and wife, Martha, of McComb; hisdaughter, Brenda Wilson Tyson and husband, Bobby, of McComb; hisbrothers, Dan Larry Wilson and wife, Angie, of Albuquerque, N.M.,John D. Wilson and wife, Jean, of McComb, and Paul D. Wilson, ofMonticello; his sisters, Marcelle McIntosh, of Jackson, and LyndaSue Viguerie, of Hattiesburg; his granddaughter, Kimberly McDonaldand husband, Josh; two great-grandchildren, Bryant Wilson andTaylor McDonald; and his sisters-in-law, Evelyn Wilson and AnnaWilson; and numerous nieces and nephews.