Jim Wilson, 77, of Mulberry, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born April 20, 1936 in Alma to Charlie and Mattie Wilson. He was a retired Chief Executive Officer with the Dept. of Defense, U.S. Army. He was a presidential appointee under Presidents Reagan and Bush, and served is the U.S. Marine Corp. He was an ordained Baptist minister, a member of Alma Heights Baptist Church, a Master Mason, and a ham radio operator. He was preceded in death by his brother; Charles Wilson.
He is survived by his wife JoAnn, of the home; a daughter, Jamie Wollman; U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Pyeongtaek, So. Korea, and her husband Bill, of Van Buren; a son, Vaughn Wilson and wife Gina of Alma; five grandchildren, Emmett Reedy and wife Jenny Phomakay, Strom Reedy and wife Dustin, Specialist Kelsey Richards and husband Specialist Derek, Cheyenne Wilson, and Luke Wilson; and a great grandson, Zaeyn Richards.
Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014 at Alma Heights Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Pope Cemetery in the Graphic Community, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
The family will visit with friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.