James L. Wilson, age 84, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a native of Lauderdale County, AL, started working for Jake Parrish in 1952 at the Oil Company, and later purchased the business that became Wilson Oil Company in 1961. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he served as a music director and deacon for several years. Mr. Wilson loved his walking horses and International Tractors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Lillie Belle Shelton Wilson; and his wife, Nora Putman Wilson.
He is survived by two brothers, Jerald Wilson of Five Points, TN and J. B. Wilson of Lawrenceburg, TN; several nieces and nephews. Those serving as honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Wilson Oil Company.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, August 12, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 13, 2019, with Reggie Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Bonnertown Cemetery in Bonnertown, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.