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James Earl "Catfish Wilson" Wilson

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James Earl Wilson, 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in El Paso, Texas. He was born on Aug. 9, 1938, in Cincinnati. James was a project manager in the construction industry. He was known as "Catfish Wilson" because he held the state record for catching the largest catfish in New Mexico. He was an avid fisherman and bowler. He worked hard and he had fun living life to the fullest.
Survivors include his sons, Jimmy Wilson, of T or C, Jason Wilson, of Jal, Rodney Wilson and wife Lisa, of Lexington, Ky., Jimmy Sanders and Danny Wilson; a daughter, Shan Marie Sanders; seven grandchildren, Kimberly, Dillion, Langley, Katrina, Kevin, Breionna and Dusty; a brother, Rick Wilson and wife Belinda; and a sister, Sheryl Davis, all of Alamogordo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C.V. and Gladys E. Wilson; and a sister, Debbie Walker.
A memorial service will be conduct at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Moon officiating.
A reception will follow at the Holiday Inn Express.
Cremation will take place locally at PCS entrusted to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 2 to Nov. 16, 2007
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