James Wiley Wilson

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 20, 1924

Departed on May 3, 2019 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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James Wiley Wilson, Born October 20, 1924 in Nashville, TN.

He worked as a maintenance man for MDHA for 17 years before he retired. He was a member of Whites Creek Church of the Nazerene for over 60 years. During that time, he was a member of the church board as well as other active jobs in the church from janitorial to church bus driver on Sundays. But not to forget he played his guitar every service he was able attend. Along with being a member of the church quartet called The Whites Creek Travelers and even played the guitar on the recordings with his wife The Great Lue Wilson and Gospel Guys. During his life he was married two times in which six children were to know him as dad. Being the man he was, quiet and simple and believing in God, he departed this life the same way, quiet and simple, with his family at his side.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Minnie Pearl Wilson; daughter, Linda Wilson; great-granddaughter, Addleigh Wilson.

Leaving to miss him with fondest memories are his wife of 54 years, Elva Lue Wilson; children, Ronnie Wilson (Donna), Debbie Dyer, Sherry Allen (David), Charlie Edens (Donna) and Jeff Wilson; grandchildren, Denise, Devin, Ryan, Jason, Ronnie, Jr., Steven, Eric, Bradley and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Kirkland, Evanthia, Erykah, Kennedi, Brantley, Oakley, Emberleigh, Laila, Lyrik, Layken, Chase, Cole, Luke, Riley, Zi, Matthew and Hailey; great great-grandchildren, Salem and Calvin.

Old man, pops, dad, papaw, granddaddy as he was called different by all and loved by many, we will miss you.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

3 Comments to James Wiley Wilson

  1. david l dyer
    May 4, 2019 2:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

  2. Dianne
    May 4, 2019 9:35 pm

    Deepest Sympathy from your Indiana cousins.
    Love you Debbie ❤️

  3. Gary Wilson
    May 7, 2019 1:53 pm

    I remember my uncle “Jake” from my childhood however, over the years we lost contact with one another. Reading about the kind of man he was warmed my heart and created a new set of memories of him.I am so joyful that he was a man of God and we will meet again beside that crystal sea. I truly wished to be at his service and made arrangements to visit there with my sister Bobbie Brewer. But, my health would not allow it. I am, through this writing, sending love and prayers to Jake’s family. I also offer sympathy for those closest to him and hope you all find comfort in knowing he is waiting for us all with that smile on his face and arms wide open.

    Gary Wilson

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