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William Wayne Wilson

December 14, 1925 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 95)


COSHOCTON – William Wayne Wilson, 95, of Coshocton, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Oak Pointe Care Center in Baltic, Ohio.

He was born on December 14, 1925, in Coshocton County to the late William and Cora (Cox) Wilson.

He was a 1943 graduate of Coshocton High School.

On March 8, 1947, he married Elizabeth B. (Bodnar) Wilson whom preceded him in death on September 13, 2002.

William was a former employee at the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department as a Sgt., G.E. and co-owned Wilson Welding, along with his wife, where he was a welder. He was also a Sgt. in the Army during WWII.

He was an avid member of the NRA and one of the founders of the Coshocton County Sportsman’s Club.

William is survived by his son Melvin W. (Carol) Wilson of Coshocton; five daughters, Leanna J. Wilson of West Lafayette, Linda S. (Stephen) Cox of Bremen, Lisa M. Carnes of WA, Lora G. Smith of Warsaw and Lydia L (Paul) Knapp of Kimbolton; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Nolan, Robert, and Cornelius Wilson.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Roof and a brother-in-law, Tom Smith.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Free Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Jones officiating. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.

Calling hours will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, prior to services at Free Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 219 N Fourth Street, Coshocton, OH 43812. Envelopes are available at Free Funeral Home.

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July 1, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Free Funeral Home
788 S. Second St.
Coshocton, OH 43812

Funeral Service
July 1, 2021

1:00 PM
Free Funeral Home
788 S. Second St.
Coshocton, OH 43812


Salvation Army
219 N Fourth Street, Coshocton OH 43812

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