Billy Joe Wilson, age 75, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on Saturday, December 01, 2018 at his residence. He was born on December 19, 1942 to the late Wendell and Ozie Defreese Wilson and was preceded in death by his brothers, Grover Wilson, Jimmy Wilson, MC Wilson and Randy Wilson, sisters, Elwanda Walraven and Judy Griffin, grandson, Joshua Ellis. Mr. Wilson was a mechanic for Rollins Trucking Company for twenty-five years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a hard worker and would help anyone anyway he could. He loved to cut up and play with the grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Lillie Phillips Wilson of Douglasville, GA; son, Alan (Sharon) Wilson of Dallas, GA; daughters, Becky (Brock) Ellis of Rockmart, GA, Carol (Danny) Collett of Villa Rica, GA; brother, James Wilson of Temple, GA; sisters, Edith Ivey of Dallas, GA, Juanita Smith of Dallas, GA, Elaine Abercrombie of Douglasville, GA; grandchildren, Daniel (Nicole) Ellis, Adam (Hope) Collett, Matthew (Selena) Collett and Lisa Collett, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thank you to Kindred Hospice for the wonderful care given to Mr. Wilson.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 10 AM from White Oak Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Lee and Jodi Cole officiating. interment will follow in the church cemetery with Brock Ellis, Danny Collett, Daniel Ellis, Adam Collett, Matthew Collett and Junior Walraven serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the church on December 03, 2018 from 4 PM until 9 PM.
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