James Robert "Jim" Wilson, age 80, of Harrisburg, passed away at 5:05 PM Tuesday October 23, 2018 in Harrisburg Medical Center. James was born June 6, 1938 in Harrisburg to the late Wallace Eugene and Mary Alice (Lane) Wilson. On December 14, 1959, Jim married Wilma Patterson and she survives. Jim was a carpenter and an Air Force veteran.
In addition to his wife Wilma, Jim is survived by his son Curt Wilson and wife Janis of Harrisburg; daughter Alyson Phipps and husband Mike of Harrisburg and son Brian Wilson and spouse Clinton Bosler of Evansville, IN; 2 brothers, Harold Wilson and wife Julie of Harrisburg and Dennis Wilson and wife Allison of Harrisburg, sister in law, Buenita Sittig and husband Gene; step-brother Tim Mitchell and wife Valerie of Harrisburg and step-sister-in-law Becky Mitchell and uncle Don Wilson; 2 grandchildren: Ben Wilson and Brittany Hodson and husband Kyle; 3 great grandchildren: Logan, Landon and Lillian Hodson and several nieces and nephews and cousins including a special cousin Gene Wilson and wife Shirley and great aunt Lucyella Foster.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gene and Mary Alice Wilson; step-mother Amanda Wilson; one brother Jerald Wilson in infancy and a step brother Tom Mitchell.
It was Jim's wish to be cremated. A time of visitation will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Reed Funeral Chapel. Burial of cremated remains will follow at a later date. The family would prefer that flowers be omitted. Reed Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
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