John E. "J.W." Wilson 1937 - 2008 Grantville
Graveside inurnment services for John E. "J.W." Wilson, 70, Grantville, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grantville Cemetery.Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.He was born March 1, 1937, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Coleman Ira and Ina Faye Buchanan Wilson. He was also raised by his stepfather, Benjamin "B.O." McCarter, and his stepmother, Janie Wilson, Cabool, Mo. He graduated from Cabool High School in Cabool, Mo., in 1957. He lived in the Grantville area for 40 years.Mr. Wilson worked as a crane and heavy equipment operator through Operating Engineers Union Local 101 in Topeka, where he was a 50-year member and retired in 2000.He married Beverly Jane Preston on June 14, 1957, in Topeka. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Rick, Grantville; two daughters, Johnnie Shereman and Jackie Erickson, both of Grantville; and four grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Hospice or Midland Hospice, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.