Louis Gene Wilson, age 84 of Macclenny passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Ascension’s St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born in Lake City on September 18, 1936 to the late Mr. Milton M. and Shirley (Walden) Wilson. He went on to marry the love of his wife, Mrs. Evangeline (Hodges) Wilson, and together they spent a wonderful sixty-six years. They spent many, many years working for the Lord, ministering to anyone who would listen. They pastored multiple churches in Kissimmee, Jacksonville, Hudson, and eventually Perry, where they would retire. His work for the Lord did not end there however, as he would continue witnessing and spreading the word of God. Mr. Wilson loved his church family, singing and playing his guitar whenever the opportunity arose. In his free time, Louis enjoyed fishing and restoring vintage vehicles. He also worked as a mechanic, owning his own business ‘Mechanic on Wheels’ for over twenty five years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years: Mrs. Evangeline Wilson of Macclenny; son: Adrain (Vicki) Wilson of Orlando; daughter: Trilby (Greg) Richie of Hudson; grandchildren: Brocke Wilson, Devin Wilson, Jake Richie, and Jonathan Richie; great-grandchildren: Joseph Wilson, Katie Wilson, Nick Wilson, Hunter Wilson, Mia Wilson, Luke Wilson, Cage Richie, Jakey Richie IV, and Emily Richie; brother: Franklin Wilson; sisters: Mildred Gillis, Myrtis Oliver, and Rachel Keene; as well as numerous extended family members.
The family will be receiving friends Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 2:00PM until 3:00 PM at Christian Fellowship Temple, Macclenny. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 PM at the church with Pastor David Thomas and Rev. Greg Richie officiating. Mr. Wilson will be laid to rest following services at Manntown Cemetery.
Hawke M.T. Forbes and H.M. “Hank” Forbes Jr. of Forbes Funeral Home are honored to assist the Wilson family with arrangements. “With Your Family In Mind”. (904) 259-4600. Please leave your condolences for the Wilson family in the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome.net.
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