Funeral services for John Henry Wilson, 85, of Forrest City, will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Corn
Funeral services for John Henry Wilson, 85, of Forrest City, will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Cornerstone M.B. Church in Forrest City. Visitation is today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services in Forrest City.
John Henry was born Oct. 23, 1925 in Tula, Miss. to the late Sylvester Cooper and Delida Wilson. He was known as "the tire man". He was the owner and operator of John Wilson Tire Service until retirement. John also served as a deacon and was active in the community until his health failed. He was an original member of the St. Francis Quartet Singing Union and president and founder of the United Christian Signing Union. He also served under the Arkansas State Quartet Singing Union. He sang with the Christian Ensemble, the Gospel All-Stars and was an original member of Dad & the Delta Jubliares and more. He was also a member of the Prince Hall Lodge.
Deacon Wilson died Oct. 8, 2010 at Forrest City Medical Center. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mae Dean Moore Wilson; five daughters, Joyce Wilson, Linda Wilson, Lillie (Larry) Brooks, Mary Wilson of Forrest City, Gillie Hearns of Madison and Elnora Williams of Tupelo, Miss.; 6 sons, John (Charlene) Wilson Jr. of Forrest City, Courtney (Sharon) Wilson of Widener, Barry Harris, Maurice Harris of Wynne, Curtis Willis of Forrest City and J.B. (Joni) Wilson of Chicago; a sister; 27 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services, Inc.
Guestbook may be signed online at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.