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John T. Wilson
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ALEXANDRIA, IN-Well known Alexandria educator John T. Wilson, 90, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.

John was born in Alexandria on August 7, 1927 to Morris and Margaret (Laws) Wilson and was a lifetime resident. He was a graduate of Alexandria High School-Class of 1945. John enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1953.In his early years John was heavily involved in athletics and tried out for the St. Louis Browns and the Anderson Packers. Someone once said “Wilson is one “heck” of an athlete.” John received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in science education from Ball State University in Muncie. He received a Master’s degree in school administration from Wichita State University. John devoted his life and career to education. He taught science in the Alexandria school system. He was Principal at Fairmount Junior High School for 5 years and at Orestes school for 9 years. John was a 59 year member of the former Alexandria Masonic Lodge #235. He was a lifetime member of the Alexandria Christian Congregation Church. John was associated with the Indiana State Fair for 9 years. He was a student of James Whitcomb Riley and enjoyed doing recitations. He enjoyed fishing, camping and anything outdoors. The Alexandria community owes a heartfelt thanks to John for the personal investment he has made in thousands of young lives, both as teacher and mentor.

Survivors:
Wife-Freida Irene (Roy) Wilson-married December 20, 1958
2 Sons-Shawn T. Wilson-Alexandria, Shane V. Wilson-South Padre Island, Texas
3 Grandchildren-Daniel Wilson, Aaron Wilson and Jennifer Wilson
4 Great-Grandchildren
Brother-Jim Wilson-Anderson
Nieces, nephews and cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin infant brothers.

Services honoring John’s life and legacy will take place at 3 pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the Christian Congregation Church, 11015 North 300 East, Alexandria. Pastor Jerry Young will officiate. Interment with military honors will take place in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria. Friends may call at the Christian Congregation Church on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 12 pm until 2:45 pm, when the Frankton Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Fishing’s Future, 2216 Padre Boulevard, Suite B #26, South Padre, Island, TX 78597 or on-line at www.fishingsfuture.org. Donation envelopes will be available at the church as well.

Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria is honored to care for the Wilson family.


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Visitation

Friday

30

Mar

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Christian Congregation Church

11015 North 300 East
Alexandria, IN 46001

Service

Friday

30

Mar

3:00 PM
Christian Congregation Church

11015 North 300 East
Alexandria, IN 46001

The Frankton Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 2:45 PM.

Graveside

Friday

30

Mar

3:45 PM
Park View Cemetery

1101 S Park Avenue
Alexandria, IN 46001


Memorial Contribution

Fishing's Future

2216 Padre Boulevard, Ste B #26
South Padre Island, TX 78597
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