1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Dennis Ray Wilson

November 28, 1942 - December 4, 2019

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Dennis Ray Wilson, 77, passed away on December 4, 2019. He was born on November 28, 1942 to Kenneth and Adeline Wilson in Ord, Nebraska.

Dennis was a jokester. He loved to make people laugh. Dennis served his country in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne as a Paratrooper. He then went on to work as a mechanic at Silgan Closures for 41 years. One of Dennis’ favorite pastimes was playing golf. He also enjoyed watching action films and was a huge Star Wars fan. He enjoyed traveling and his favorite place to vacation was Panama City. Dennis was a member of the American Legion post in Newburgh.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 54 years Neta Wilson; his children Scott (Heather) Wilson, Steve Wilson, and Shari Hooker; his grandchildren Chanda Turpin, Jada Turpin (Briasha), Sydney Wilson, Connor Wilson, Dayavia Hooker, and Ashada Hooker; his great-grandson Jemere Woods; his sister Phyllis Jacobsma of Mereden, Kansas; his brothers and sisters in-law Gale (Debbie) Beard of Clinton, Indiana, Tim (Debi) Paige of Evansville, Indiana, and Jeff (Diana) Paige of Indianapolis, Indiana; and several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dennis was preceded in death by his daughter Lori Wilson; his brother Larry Wilson; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until time of service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7th at Sunset Funeral Home. A military service to honor Dennis will be held at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Washington Avenue Church of Christ.