William Lafayette Wilson, age 101 years, of Magnolia, passed away, Monday, June 15, 2020 at his residence.
He was a deacon emeritus at Magnolia Baptist Church, where he proudly taught Sunday School for over 50 years, a 60 plus year member of Gavel Lodge #570 F&AM in Magnolia, retired from the Kentucky Highway Department, a proud World War II Army Veteran and a lifelong farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie W. and Bessie Mae Devore Wilson and two brothers, Max Wilson and Edwin Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, of 76 years, Faye Cobb Wilson; two daughters, Janet Atwell of Magnolia and Peggy (Gary) Ross Benham of Brandenburg; a son, Billy (Connie) Wilson of Hodgenville, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM (EDT) Friday, June 19, 2020 at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with Bro. Gary Talley and Bro. Mark Tarrence officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Knoxes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Hart County.
Visitation will be 3-8 PM (EDT) Thursday with Masonic Rites at 7 PM (EDT) and after 10 AM (EDT) Friday at the funeral home until time for services.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Meade County Gideon Camp, PO Box 532, Brandenburg, KY 40108
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