Melvin WILSON, of RFD 1, Mt. Vernon, died at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, at the age of 50 years,
one month and 21 days.
Mr. Wilson was a driver for the Viking Trucking Company.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at South
Hickory Hill Church with the Rev. Melvin Larson and the Rev.
Grant Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill
cemetery The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends
may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday. At noon Friday the body will
be taken to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.
Mr. Wilson was born January 18, 1915 in Jefferson county, the
son of Homer H. and Effie J. (Wicks) Wilson. On May 13, 1950
in this city, he was married to Jane Morgan, who survives. He is
also survived by three sons, Melvin Dean Wilson of Beloit, Wis.,
Monty Russell Wilson and Gary Dwain Wilson at home; a daughter;
Jean Alice Wilson at home; five brothers, Ogal, Homer A., and
Elisha all of Mt. Vernon, Hosie Wilson of Bonnie and Raymond Wilson
of Belle Rive; a sister Mrs. Lela Williams of Mt. Vernon; and two
Mr. Wilson was a veteran of World War II, during which he served with
the U.S. Navy.
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford