Dwight Lowell Wilson, Sr. of The Villages, FL. Dwight was born in LaGrange, IN on December 27, 1933; died in The Villages, FL on November 30, 2021 Dwight and his wife, Astrid moved to The Villages in 2006 from Shrewsbury, PA where they had resided for 36 years. Prior to that they lived in Baltimore Maryland and were members of Perry Hall Baptist Church, then upon moving to FL, he attended First Baptist Church of Leesburg. Dwight played the trombone and sang in the choirs both at PHBC and at First Baptist. He is a former member of the National Christian Choir.
Dwight served in the U.S. Army as a telecommunications specialist. He worked for Western Electric Co and AT&T. He attended night school and graduated in 1975 with a BS from Johns Hopkins University.
Dwight is survived by his wife, Astrid and five children: Denise (Bob) Fike, Dwight (Sharon) Wilson Jr., Dawn (Tim) Parry, Diana (Michael) Summers and Darrell (Jen) Wilson together with 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Ronald (Annette) Wilson, Sr.; and sister Janean (Oakes) Gernert; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merrill and Martha Wilson and a brother, Larry.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trans World Radio, P. O. Box 8700, Cary, NC 27512-8700, Perry Hall Baptist Church, Missions, 3919 Schroeder Avenue, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128 or First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Community Care Center, 220 N. 13th St., Leesburg, FL 34748.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Chapel of the Downtown Leesburg Campus on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 12:00 noon. Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments may be left online at www.baldwincremation.com.