John C. Wilson Jr., 92
COLBURN - John Wilson, 92, passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Sat., March 1, 2014 at IU Health in Lafayette.
John was born in Hoxi, Arkansas on June 7, 1921 to the late John C. Wilson Sr. and Nancy (Songer) Wilson. He attended Longlois Elementary and Jeff High School in Lafayette's north end.
John joined the Army
in 1942 and served through 1945. He served under General Patton at the Battle of the Bulge and three other invasions and was awarded the Bronze Star
He married Rosemary Collins on April 26, 1947 and she survives.
John worked at the Brown Rubber company and after returning from the Army, he worked at the Purdue University
Union Building. He worked at the Tippecanoe County Highway Dept. from 1966-1983, retiring as superintendent. He and his wife, Rosemary were also owners of Wilson's Grocery Store in Coburn for 14 years when it closed in 1973.
John was a member of the Colburn United Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge, VFW
of Delphi and the American Legion in Camden.
He was an avid Purdue fan and worked Purdue football and basketball games after his retirement. John enjoyed attending the reunions for the 94th Army Division.
Along with his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by a daughter, Claudia Alenduff of Lafayette, his grandson, Chad Alenduff of Lafayette and niece, Julie Joan Lamb of Delphi. John was preceded by his daughters, Barbara Wilson and Sherry Schnepp, grandson, Kristopher Schnepp and sister, Lena Batta.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Noon service at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi. Officiating will be Pastors Linda Sproull and Jack Johnson. Burial will be in Colburn EUB Cemetery. Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Colburn United Methodist Church. Online condolences at www.davidsonfh.com