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Riley Lee Wilson, 81, of Kirklin, passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Franciscan Hospital in Lafayette, Ind. He was born in Goshen, Ind. on Jan. 21, 1936, a son of the late Robert Leroy Wilson and Vira M. (Donat) Wilson.
On Nov. 9, 1957, he was married to Suzanne Marie (Kiste) Wilson in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2003.
Raised in Zionsville, he attended Rome City High School. He served as Military Police in the U.S. Army from May 1954 to May 1958. Lee was a Zionsville EMS and Reserve Police Officer in the early 1970s. Shortly after, Lee became a self-employed trucker followed by forty years with Wilson Cabinet Shop, specializing in cabinet and furniture making. He then worked for the Local 60 Carpenter Union, retiring in 1998.
Lee attended Terhune United Methodist Church and was involved in both Clinton and Boone County Antique Tractor Clubs. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include three sons, Michael L. Wilson of Lebanon, Chris L. (Mary) Wilson of Frankfort and Robert D. (Angela) Wilson of Lebanon; many acquired sons including, Kenny (Lora) Simpson of Lebanon; companion, Evelyn Akers of Lebanon; grandchildren, Chelsea (Zach) Conwell of Kirklin, Dylan Wilson and fiancée, Vitoria Lewis of Colfax, Caryn Wilson of Lebanon, Conner Wilson of Lebanon, Jonathan Wilson of Honolulu, Hawaii and Chad Wilson of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Breccan Conwell of Kirklin and Kaiden Wilson of Lebanon; and aunt, Venita Parker of Goshen.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Lee was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Wilson; and a sister, Shirley Wilson.
Funeral Services is planned for 11 a.m. on Friday Jan. 12, 2018, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., in Lebanon. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the funeral home in Lebanon. Interment will follow services at Hopewell Cemetery, rural Lebanon.
Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Online condolences: www.myersmortuary.com
Published on January 9, 2018
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