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Donald D. Wilson

April 24, 1935 ~ August 16, 2018 (age 83)
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Rev. Donald D. Wilson, 83, of Elyria, went home to be with his Lord on August 16, 2018 following a lengthy illness.  He was born April 24, 1935 in Jackson County, TN.  Mr. Wilson had resided in Ohio since 1952 with the exception of 18 years spent in eastern Kentucky.  He was a former business owner and he touched many lives throughout his life.  He loved the Lord and was an ordained minister.  His wonderful testimony of miracle healing of his heart at age 35 amazed doctors near and far, as well as his surviving colon cancer.  The Lord had more for him to do on this earth!  He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and performed at Stoney Lake Pavilion in Ontario, Canada and in and around the Nashville, TN area.  Many people enjoyed his impersonation of Hank Williams.  Mr. Wilson was an avid hunter and held hunting licenses in 3 states.  He also loved fishing and in 1980 he caught the record musky fish for being the largest caught in Ontario, Canada that year and received a trophy for this accomplishment.  God also blessed him with 2 sail fish, 8’ 2” and 8’ 3” and they are mounted nose to nose.  Don prayed fervently over the 2 fishing lines and both sail fish were caught at the same time.  This was a real testimony to see! He was also talented in golf, pool and bowling.  In 1955 he was offered the chance to become a pro-bowler.  He is survived by; his son, Don-Paul C. Wilson of Elyria; his grandson and his mother, Don-Paul J. Wilson and Amber Grueser of Elyria; by Kay Wilson of Elyria, with whom he enjoyed 40 years of marriage; and by many friends, including, Don Nestor of West Virginia and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pierro of Stubenville, OH.  He was preceded in death by; his parents, Dube and Velar (nee Jenkins) Wilson; and by four sisters, Sue, Mamie, Berdie and Wendy, all of the Nashville area.  The funeral service will be Tuesday August 21, 2018 at 2:00pm in Freedom Chapel, located in the mausoleum at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 3700 Center Rd., (route 83), in Avon.  Rev. James Monday and Rev. Charles Marcum from Praise and Worship Church in Elyria will co-officiate.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to either, Praise and Worship Church in Elyria or to The Alzheimer’s Foundation.  The family wishes to thank all of the Lifecare staff members and all the doctors who took such wonderful care of Mr. Wilson.  Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, is serving the family.  

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