James Ellsworth “Jim” Wilson, 83, of Westernport passed away on October 7, 2021.
Born August 10, 1938, he was the son of the late Osborne and Elsie (Warnick) Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Harold and Lewis Wilson.
Jim was a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1956 to 1959, during those years he was stationed in Germany. He worked at Westvaco for 41 years in the finishing department as a sheet finisher. Jim and his family owned and operated the Wilson Christmas Tree Farm in Westernport. He and his family sold Christmas trees for over 40 years.
Jim was also an accomplished mason. He not only built his own home but helped other family members build their homes as well. An outdoorsman, Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman and bike rider. He enjoyed spending time at Deep Creek Lake. Jim traveled to all but three states with his wife and they spent every year in Florida. Jim stayed busy, was active and is described as a workaholic. His family holds onto the many memories they have of their husband, father and grandfather.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Kight) Wilson of Westernport; daughter, Cyglenda Miller and husband Steve of Pikeville, NC son, James “Jim” Wilson, Jr. and wife, Wendy of Swanton; grandchildren, Ashley Golden and Mark, Steve Miller, Jr and Natosha, Alyssa Miller and Herbie, Jimmy Wilson and wife, Stephanie, Wayne Wilson and wife, Lindsey; and great grandchildren, Emily Golden, Alison Golden, Jaxon Nelson and Adalynn Wilson. Jim is also survived by his sisters, Donna Mae Feaster and Carol Ann Crawford and husband, Ed.
Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport on Tuesday, October 12th from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, October 13th from 12 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. with Deacon Harold Bradley officiating.
Jim’s family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Egle Nursing and Rehabilitation for their kind and compassionate care given to Jim while he was a resident.
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