Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 17, 2012 11:23 am EST


CENTERBURG — Ancil “Tom” Wilson, 73, of Centerburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Lewis County, Ky., on July 7, 1938, to the late George W. and Florence (Latham) Wilson. Tom was a faithful, active member of Green Valley Church in Mount Vernon. He taught the Senior Sunday School Class where the ladies adored him. A hard-working man, Tom retired as a driver from Kroger after 30 years. To him, an eight-hour day was equal to a half day’s work. While Tom worked hard, he retired harder. He truly enjoyed time spent golfing, biking and gardening. A true, loving family man, Tom was often found lying on the floor playing with his grandchildren or letting them ride with him on the tractor while mowing the lawn. Putting his own needs aside, Tom took care of everybody else up until his illness.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda Wilson, whom he married Jan. 17, 1969; son, Nick (Nandini Iyer) of Beavercreek; daughter, Tammy Wilson of Columbus; sister, Jennie Wilson of Kentucky; grandchildren, Jasmine, Sachi, Ruchi and Dulce; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to offer their most heartfelt appreciation to Odyssey Hospice for the kind and gentle care shown to Tom in his battle.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where a celebration of Tom’s life will be at 7 p.m. Pastor Dan Taylor presiding.

Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Odyssey Hospice or to Green Valley Baptist Church.

DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wilson family.

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