Jerry Lynn Wilson, 71, of Orange, passed away Dec. 2, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.
Born in Beaumont, July 7, 1943, he was the son of Thomas Jefferson Wilson and Verna Estelle (Stimits) Wilson. Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force and worked at car dealerships as a mechanic and salesman. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and active in the Republican Party. Jerry was a former volunteer at Orange Christian Services, enjoyed collecting Texaco memorabilia, and was a former member of OCRCC (Orange County R/C Club). Jerry never did meet a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Troy Gene Wilson; brothers-in-law, Orville Hall, Thomas O’Donald, Jr. and Richard O’Donald; mother-in-law, Emily O’Donald.
He is survived by his wife, Judie O’Donald Wilson of Orange; children, Penny Colton and husband, Paul of Kountze, Mark Wilson and wife, Jodi of Rockwall, and Wendy Wilson and husband John of Deer Park; five grandchildren, Zachary Listebarger, Dallas Colton and wife, Jessica, Caleb Colton, Seth Colton, and Katie Wilson; three great-grandchildren, Aria Colton, Braydyn Listebarger, and Brody Listebarger; sister, Dolores Hall of Bevil Oaks; sister-in-law, Nelda Peacock of Vidor; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Louise O’Donald of Tucson, Az; sisters-in-law, Mary Jo O’Donald and Jerri O’Donald of Delaware.
Services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 6, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church: 8608 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange, TX 77632.