Alvie Edwin "Ed" Wilson, 86 of Pleasant Plains left this world on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on August 20, 1930, the youngest son in a family of nine children, to Samuel R. and Nancy "Rose" Wilson. Growing up during the depression he learned the importance of family and the value of hard work. He graduated from Floral High School in 1948 and went to work in the timber industry with two
of his brothers. He joined the Air Force in 1952. He completed basic training
at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He married the love of his life Luvita "Vee" Pitman on May 17, 1952. They had three daughters, Deborah Joann Frazier, Donna Kay Smith and Ella Deshawn Wyatt.
Ed served in Vietnam and was stationed at Laredo Air Force Base when he
retired in August 1972. He and Vee moved to Pleasant Plains and soon after he went to work at National Welding Supply where he remained until 1994 when he retired to care for Vee. He was a role model to his family and encouraged them to achieve their goals. His nurturing spirit was evident when he talked of his wife, his sisters, his daughters, his grands and great grands.
He is survived by his daughters Deborah and her husband, Lanny of
Floral; Deshawn and her husband Lance of Rosie; grandchildren Natalie
Frazier, Jarrod Frazier (Courtney), Lindsey Frazier, Misty Qualls, Nickie Vinson, Haley Vinson, Landon Wyatt and Jace Wyatt; great-grandchildren Olivia Floyd, Blakely Floyd, Lainey Frazier, Lilah Frazier, Insley Vinson,
Kenneth Elms, Ryan Passmore, Preston Allgood and Lillian Allgood; a sister Cleo Schmidt; several nieces and nephews; and additional family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife, Vee, and daughter, Donna; his brothers and sisters, Leslie Wilson, Gurtie Ransom, Jake Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, Allen Wilson, Hattie Finley, Nancy Lou McDougal.
Pallbearers will be his nephews Dr. John Ransom and Keith Schmidt; his grand-son-in-law, Scott Floyd; and his grandsons, Jarrod Frazier, Landon Wyatt and Jace Wyatt. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Homer Brooks and Dr. William Gibbs.
Donations can be made to the Wilson Scholarship Fund; UACCB
Foundation; P.O. Box 3350; Batesville, AR 72503-3350.
Visitation will be Monday, November 28th from 6-8 PM at the Willis Funeral Service Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 29th at 10 AM at the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Plains with Bro. Roger Hook officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Plains Cemetery.
Pleasant Plains Cemetery
Pleasant Plains, AR, 72568
NOV 28. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Willis Funeral Service
3513 Harrison Street
Batesville, AR, US, 72501
NOV 29. 10:00 AM
United Methodist Church of Pleasant Plains
Pleasant Plains, AR, US