Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Melvin E. Wilson, age 83, of the Celina and Hillsboro areas, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon April 20, 2019 at the Highland District Hospital.
He was born September 11, 1935 in Dayton, the son of the late Emmit and Katherine (Botkin) Wilson.
He retired as a tree trimmer for the Dayton Power and Light Company.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Helen (Jones) Wilson; a son, Daniel (Cynthia) Wilson of Celina; a daughter, Tari (Mike) Cooley of Kansas City, Mo; a step-daughter, Kathy (Robert) Wear of Felicity; and two step-sons Randy (Melody) Gilbert and Wendell (Kimberly) Gilbert, both of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Jacob Wilson of Celina, Mitchell Wilson of Xenia, Andrea (Adam) McIntosh and Anthony Wilson, both of Celina; nine great grandchildren, as well as numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Wilson; and a sister, Patty Bowling.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Tipp City. There will be no visitation.
The Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro is serving the family. For more information please visit www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.