Michael Simpson Wilson
1981 - 2017
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Michael Simpson Wilson, 35, died on August 3, 2017 at his home in Athens, Georgia.

Michael was born in Cincinnati, Ohio November 24, 1981. He also lived in Savannah, GA for many years, attending Savannah Country Day School and was a member of Independent Presbyterian Church before returning to Cincinnati and graduating from Cincinnati Country Day School. He earned a degree in Russian History and Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael was a musician and sound technician, inventor, a lover of history and an avid reader. He had a gifted intellect and wit and was generous with his time and talents, especially with his younger siblings. He could fix anything, imagined everything, and genuinely loved to teach. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a counselor at several children's camps. His hobbies included fishing and water skiing. He was especially loved by all of his nieces and nephews to whom he was devoted.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, James Miller Wilson, Sr. and Sara Sharpe Wilson of Gainesville, Georgia and James Hunt Simpson and Juanita Whitaker Simpson of Savannah, Georgia.

He is survived by his father, James Miller Wilson, MD and stepmother Lisa Vanlandingham Wilson of Lakemont, Georgia, and his mother Sue Simpson Gouse and stepfather John Conrad Gouse, MD of Savannah, Georgia; siblings James Miller Wilson, MD and wife Hillary Guthrie Wilson of Reno, Nevada, Robert Paul Wilson and wife Elizabeth Lippert Wilson of Cincinnati, Ohio,

Sara Wilson Parker and husband Wesley Parker of Greenville, South Carolina, Katherine Gouse McKinley and husband Stephen Rutherford McKinley of Atlanta, Georgia and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Michael leaves a deep void in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed in this life, but our hope is in the Resurrection.

"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." (2 Cor 5:1)

Lord and Stephens, East is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Aug. 6, 2017.
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August 20, 2017
Allen and I were so saddened to learn of Michael's death. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lindsey Meadows
August 10, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about MIcheal. Both my husband and I enjoyed him while at Savannah Country Day School. Loved his wit and smile so much!
Leigh and Robin Beauchamp
August 8, 2017
My heart goes out to all who loved Michael. I knew him well only during his teen years when he and I became unlikely friends. He was a brilliant, sensitive and intense young man who wanted to embrace the world. Curious and gifted in so many respects, Michael had much to offer and much to teach. A charmer with a glint of humor in his eyes, Michael knew the good in people and made you know how he felt without ever saying a word. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to his parents, siblings and to all the Wilsons and Gouses.
Louisa Abbot
August 8, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Johnson
August 8, 2017
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes East Chapel
August 7, 2017
Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time.
August 6, 2017
I'm sorry for your loss that comes too soon.
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