Don N. Wilson
FREDERICKTOWN — Don N. Wilson, 53, of Fredericktown passed away Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 5, 1954, in Mount Vernon to Carl Ray and Joni Hamilton. Don was a 1972 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He started his EMS work at Martin Memorial Hospital-Life Support Team, where he worked for 10 years. Then he served 18 years on the Fredericktown Fire Department as a Lieutenant and Training Officer. Don was currently serving our community for the past 25 years as a Paramedic and Firefighter with the Mount Vernon Fire Department, where he was also the EMS coordinator. He was an instructor in Basic and Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Emergency Care for North Central State College and Central Ohio Technical College. He was member of the Palmyra Church of Christ, past president and 10-year board member of the Knox County Heart Association, member and Past Master of Thrall Lodge 170 in Fredericktown, and a member of the American Legion Post 535.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Lori A. Wilson; his two children, Kirstie and Zach Wilson of home; his father, Carl (Helen) Ray of Kingsport, Tenn.; mother, Joni (Bill) Hamilton of Bellville; two sisters, Becky (Ron) Doup of Bellville and Beverly Miller of Johnson City, Tenn.; one brother, Michael Ray of Kingsport, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his adopted parents, Bob and Bonnie Wilson.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Palmyra Church of Christ (corner of Ohio 13 and Gregg Road), where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Troy Northrup officiating. Honor Guard will be provided by the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the Wilson family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be may to any First-Knox National Bank, in care of Kirstie and Zach’s Educational Fund. Condolences for the family of Don Wilson may be expressed through the funeral home Web site at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.