Donald ""Joe"" Wilson, 83, of Mentor, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Mentor Way Rehabilitation Center.
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He was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Norton, Va., to Jasper and Maggie Wilson.
Mr. Wilson enjoyed traveling, camping, deep-sea fishing and the Cleveland Indians, and loved to spend time with his family.
He worked for Euclid Road Machinery/GM until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Edna; children, Brenda Wirtanen of Madison, (Glenda) Sue Redmond of Denver, Colo., Connie (Mark) Rhodes of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Randy (Aimee) Wilson of Mentor; grandchildren, Chris, Sean, Jennifer, Lindsay, Katie, Ciara, Alexandria and Alyssa; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Esther Barber of Jonesville, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at East Heisley Church of God, 5544 E. Heisley Road, Mentor. Pastor Hank Williams will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Interment will be in Mentor Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.
Online obituary at www.brunners.com.
Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8466 Mentor Avenue Mentor, OH 44060
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 18, 2013