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James Lawrence Wilson

April 3, 1936 March 26, 2022
James  Lawrence Wilson
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Obituary for James Lawrence Wilson

James L. Wilson of Milford, MI died on Saturday, March 26, 2022. He was 85 years old.

Jim was born in Bay City, MI on April 3, 1936. He was raised in Milford and grew up attending the West Highland Baptist Church and was a 1956 graduate of Walled Lake High School.

He met his wife, Joyce at the Sunny-side Cafe on Main Street. They were married on April 28, 1962 in the Milford Presbyterian Church and started their family, raising their two daughters on Duke St., in town. Jim was a proud member of the Milford Fire Department for 44 years and he loved the family atmosphere and the help and assistance that the Fire Department gave his community. He also enjoyed family camping trips all over the the United States and cherished the time he spent with them.

Jim was a calm, friendly man who was a dedicated husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He will be forever missed by all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce A. (nee. Childs) Wilson; his daughters, Jane (Bill) Abercrombie and Jo Ann Ceresa; his grandchildren, Amanda Tesolin, Kelly Abercrombie, Kayla Abercrombie and Billy (his fiancé, Katie) Abercrombie; great-grandchildren, Phillip and Hannah Tesolin; his sister, Carol Henson as well as many close friends and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Evelyn Wilson, Mary Margaret Norton and by his brother-in-law, Ray Henson.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Lynch & Sons, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, MI 48381 from 4:00PM - 8:00PM.

A Funeral Service will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Lynch & Sons, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, MI 48381 at 11:00AM. Friends and family may gather at the Funeral Home beginning at 10:00AM. Burial to follow in Milford Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Andy Gibson to officiate.

Memorial Contributions are encouraged to the Milford Fire Department, 325 W. Huron St., Milford, MI 48381 and to the West Highland Baptist Church, 1116 S. Hickory Ridge Rd., Milford, MI 48380

For further information, please contact Lynch & Sons Milford at 248-684-6645

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Visitation

Thursday

31

Mar

4:00 PM 3/31/2022 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/31/2022 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Friday

1

Apr

11:00 AM 4/1/2022 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Friends and family may gather beginning at 10:00AM

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States
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