Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 27, 2012 11:59 am EST


BLADENSBURG — Kenneth McKinley “Moe” Wilson, 81, of Bladensburg, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit of Knox Community Hospital on Feb. 25, 2012.

Wilson was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Peach Creek Hollow, W.Va., to Roy and Grace (White) Wilson.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Edna Rosetta (Harris) Wilson; stepson, Robert (Josie) Davis of Palm Beach, Fla.; and stepgrandson, Jeffrey (Jackie) Davis of Fountain Hills, Ariz. Other survivors include his brothers, Troy Wilson of Loudonville and Zane Wilson of Heath; sisters-in-law, Eileen Frost of Newark and Lela Ewart of Mount Vernon; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Predeceasing, in addition to his parents, are sisters, Helen Strouse and Blanche Brechheisen; and brother, Jack Wilson.

He was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 199, Shriners in Utica, Baldwin Shrine in Mount Vernon, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and was the trustee of the Bladensburg Cemetery.

At Moe’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be no calling hours observed. A memorial service will be held in the Bladensburg Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Pastor Ben McKinstry will officiate. A Masonic service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the lodge hall in Bladensburg at 7 p.m. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Bladensburg is handling the funeral arrangements for the Wilson family.

Private interment at the Bladensburg cemetery will be at a later date.

If one so desires, suggested memorial contributions may be made to Bladensburg Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge 199, or AMVETS Memorial Post 95, West Ohio Avenue, Mount Vernon, or charity of choice.

To express a condolence or share a memory with the Wilson family, please visit the funeral homes website at As Moe would say in parting, “don’t take no wooden nickels.”

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