Rev. Garfery Wilson, 86, of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, May 10, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Marianna, Ark., son of the late Jesse David and Carrie Paul Wilson, he was a minister and a U.S. Navy veteran having served in WWII. He was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, the American Legion, the Ministerial Alliance , past member of the St. Luke Masonic Lodge No. 80 and also served on the Malden City Council.
On Nov. 3, 1940, in Bernie, Mo., he married Ora Lee Pearson, who survives.
Survivors also include three daughters, Eunice P. Jackson and husband, Albert T., of Kokomo, Ind., Dorothy M. Armstrong and husband, Booker T. Jr., of Elk Grove, Calif., and Gloria F. Wilson, of Malden; seven sons, Jesse P. Wilson, of Cleveland, Ohio, Raymond G. Wilson and wife, Gerri, of Malden, Glenn L. Wilson and wife, Bobbie, of Kokomo, Willie L. Wilson, of Kingsville, Texas, Donald R. Wilson and wife, Deena, and John R. Wilson, all of Sacramento, Calif., and Duane Wilson and wife, Lillie, of Logansport, Ind.; eight sisters, Anah L. Moore and Esther M. Goodman, both of Malden, Gladys Walker and husband, Napoleon, of Chicago, Ill., Rachel Wilson, of Atlanta, Ga., Patricia Allen and husband, Lacy, of Kennett, Doris A. and Grace Wilson, both of Kokomo and Marie Johnson and husband, Ron, of Long Beach, Calif.; four brothers, Larry Wilson and wife, Geraline, of Kokomo, David Wilson and wife, Shirley, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ron Wilson and wife, Denise, of California and Terry Wilson and wife, Neda, of Puyallub, Wash., and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John E. and Andre Wilson; one brother, Oscar Wilson and four sisters, Isobell V. Starker and Ruth, Rosemary and Helen Wilson.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, May 19, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Quincy Keeble, Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery at Malden.