Joe Wilson, age 52, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 17, 2016 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born September 21, 1963 in Bellingham to Jerry and Mary Jo (Roehl) Wilson. Joe attended Lowell Elementary, Fairhaven Middle School, and graduated from Sehome High School in the class of 1982, where he was known as "Fro". Since high school he has worked as a commercial fisherman from Alaska to California. Joe's motto was "work hard and play hard", and he did both! There was no one more willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends. He was a real "man of action" and would quietly take on a project without being asked and complete it before you knew it. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, cooking, gardening and taking care of family. Joe was preceded in death by his mother Mary Jo in November of 2015. He is survived by his father, Jerry, brother Jerry "Jiggs" Wilson, Jr., his children Nate and Sarah, and their mother Lenette Thompson, brother Jake Wilson (wife Patrice) and their daughters Haley, Janie and Josie, aunts Betty Ann Swanson and Anne Cannon (husband Robert) and many loving relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), 3057 E. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226 or Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225. Services were held in Bellingham. You may share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.
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Bellingham, WA 98225
Published in Bellingham Herald from Sept. 20 to Sept. 25, 2016