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In loving memory of
Jackie Wilson
  • August 28, 1932
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  • March 21, 2020

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Jackie B. (Pop) Wilson passed away peacefully on March 21, 2020 at his home in The Villages FL with family at his side, he was 87 years old. Jack was born August 28, 1932 in Burlington NC. He was one of 4 children and is preceded in death by his mother Lexie Maie Wilson, father Edward Gray Wilson, brother Edward Lawrence
Wilson, sister Eleanor Ingle, and son Teddy Ray Stacy. He married the love of his life Lula Lorene Adkins of Fairborn OH, in 1954. In 1951, following high school, he joined the USAF where he proudly served his country for 25 years. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, receiving many medals and honors including The Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from the Presidential Squadron, Andrews AFB MD in 1975.He then became a letter carrier for the USPS in Venice FL . Following retirement his love for travel took him and “Rene” RVing across the U.S. landing in Spring City TN, Yuma AZ, and Fairborn OH. Finally settling in The Villages FL, where he enjoyed Happy Hour daily at 5 O’clock. He is loved by many friends and family including his wife “Rene” Wilson, his sister Eula (Richard) Patterson, sister-in-law Shirley Wilson, son Jack (Bridget) Wilson, daughter Tammy (Larry) Everett. 4 grand children, 3 great grandchildren and his pup Sparky.
Family request memorial donations to the VA Clinic by mail to :
NF/SG VHS
8900 SE 165th Mulberry Ln
The Villages FL 32162.
Services to be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences can be said at www.baldwincremation.com.
He Lived, He Loved, He Laughed

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  1. 30 Mar 2020
    Bridget Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:33:27 AM

  2. 30 Mar 2020
    Bridget Wilson says:
    Jack was someone you couldn't help but like. I am blessed to have known such an amazing man. I will miss the jokes we shared and the laughter they produced. Fly high and soar without limits,Jack!

  3. 29 Mar 2020
    Candice Bearden says:
    Pop was the man who set the bar. He was far from perfect & the first to admit it, but his open arms and open heart never ceased to include & envelope EVERYONE he met in love without judgement. His laugh was infectious and could cure any blues - I still hear it in my dreams. I'll miss Granny asking him not to tell that inappropriate joke or air force story that us kids were asking to hear again. I'll miss their arguments over how many more days or weeks he could go without a hair cut. I'll miss moving the pup so I could get a place in his crossed leg lap where I could admire the gold chain or pendant in his chest hair. I'll miss the gracious way he declined my offers to make his evening cocktail because I was sure to add too much water to the whiskey. I'll miss days in the pool on Osceola. I'll miss a summer he spent holding hands on the patio with his great granddaughter. I'll miss the devious, knowing glint in his eye. I'll miss his unconditional support. One of the last things we talked about was how proud he was of his family - not of our accomplishments, but they'd we'd grown with good hearts and treated others with decency at all times. That is his legacy... may I never let him down. "Spread Your Wings"

  4. 29 Mar 2020
    Courtney Everett posted an image:
    He dresses up pretty nice!
    He dresses up pretty nice!

  5. 29 Mar 2020
    Courtney Everett posted an image:
    Pop’s proudest moment!
    Pop’s proudest moment!

  6. 29 Mar 2020
    Cody lit a candle:
    Lit since March 29, 2020 at 3:51:43 AM

  7. 28 Mar 2020
    Courtney Everett lit a candle:
    Lit since March 28, 2020 at 3:37:38 PM

  8. 28 Mar 2020
    Courtney Everett posted an image:
    My hero. I know my Pop will forever walk alongside me. ❤️
    My hero. I know my Pop will forever walk alongside me. ❤️

  9. 28 Mar 2020
    Tammy posted an image:
    My favorite dance partner.
    My favorite dance partner.

  10. 28 Mar 2020
    Tammy posted an image:
    Great Memories at Sumter Landing Square in The Villages. He loved spending time there with family, listening to music,  and  dancing.
    Great Memories at Sumter Landing Square in The Villages. He loved spending time there with family, listening to music, and dancing.

  11. 28 Mar 2020
    Tammy posted an image:
    Good Times with the guy who's following Pops footsteps
    Good Times with the guy who's following Pops footsteps

  12. 28 Mar 2020
    Tammy posted an image:
    Pops flag at half-staff in honor of our service hero.
    Pops flag at half-staff in honor of our service hero.

  13. 28 Mar 2020
    Shawn Bearden says:
    Pop showed me a lot about what family is, what marriage should be, and what a man could be. He always treated me like a member of the family from day one and always made me feel welcome at every table. Anyone that didnt know him missed out on a great man and I will miss him every day.

  14. 28 Mar 2020
    Tammy posted an image:
    Candice, Granny, and Pop
    Candice, Granny, and Pop

  15. 28 Mar 2020
    Tony Wilson says:
    Uncle Jackie,I’m sorry your gone You and my dad were so much alike You never met a stranger and you were loved by everyone who knew you I feel like I’m a lot like y’all were and I will carry on the legacy I know my dad loved you so much Hopefully y’all are having a reunion and joking on each other
    Love you

  16. 28 Mar 2020
    Tony Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since March 28, 2020 at 3:52:27 AM

  17. 27 Mar 2020
    Dennis Ingle says:
    Uncle Jack had a wonderful laugh and always a pleasure to see. Rest In Peace Uncle Jack. Healing prayers to Aunt Lo, Tammy, and Jack Jr.

  18. 27 Mar 2020
    Bill and Cindy says:
    Jack was a wonderful neighbor. Cindy and I always looked forward to going to our home in Florida, in part, because we would get to see Jack and Renee (and Sparky) when we got there.
    We couldn’t be more sorry to lose Jack, but at the same time so glad to have known him.
    Our condolences go out to his family .

  19. 26 Mar 2020
    Mary Busbee lit a candle:
    Lit since March 26, 2020 at 3:07:14 PM

  20. 26 Mar 2020
    Candice Bearden lit a candle:
    Lit since March 26, 2020 at 3:42:43 PM

  21. 26 Mar 2020
    Tammy lit a candle:
    Lit since March 26, 2020 at 3:33:17 AM

  22. 25 Mar 2020
    Larry says:
    Pop... he was a man that was larger then life!!! I always told him he was the tallest short man I ever knew... He was a very humbled war hero and a very humbled leader of our family which we all cherished... Pop took life as it came to him and somehow always got through it with a smile and a joke!!! Rest easy now Pop... You will be greatly missed but you will never be forgotten!!!

    Love you lots,
    Your favorite son-in law, Larry

  23. 25 Mar 2020
    Larry lit a candle:
    Lit since March 25, 2020 at 3:46:08 PM

  24. 25 Mar 2020
    Cindy Fallon posted an image:
    This was taken in August 2019 for Jack’s birthday
    This was taken in August 2019 for Jack’s birthday

  25. 25 Mar 2020
    Brenda Flagler says:
    Jack was such a dear, considerate, kind, loving, helpful neighbor in The Villages to Allen and me. We knewJack for such a short time, but he remains such a beautiful gift to our lives.

  26. 25 Mar 2020
    Lovella Calica says:
    Sending sooo much love to you all.

  27. 25 Mar 2020
    Sandy Kay Fannin says:
    I still cannot believe you are gone. You were always bigger than life to our family. Thank you taking such good care of my big sister. I love you Jack.

  28. 25 Mar 2020
    Louise Walton posted an image:
    Loved our Family time! Always laughing!
    Loved our Family time! Always laughing!

  29. 25 Mar 2020
    Louise Walton posted an image:


  30. 25 Mar 2020
    Louise Walton posted an image:
    Always laughing and enjoying Family!
    Always laughing and enjoying Family!

  31. 25 Mar 2020
    Louise Walton says:
    Jack, You have always been a Brother to me! My life has always been better having you in it! Our Mom and Dad loved you as well!! We always tell the story about Mom's leg apple pie! You did not care that she dropped the pie and caught it with her leg! Destroyed the pie, but you still thought it was great! The day you came in when Dad had just pulled the corn out of the garden, Mom was going to put it in the freezer, you ate it before it made it to the freezer! We all loved you so much for your kindness and laughter, most of all because you loved us! You and Rene, me and Gary always had a great time together! We took Cruises, we went to great Hotels and visited wonderful resorts!
    We rode in our houseboat and flew in your plane! Always laughing and loving our time together and never forgetting Happy Hour! You will be missed and my heart hurts today! I know God was ready for you and I know you was ready to go! Fly high Jack, you will always be loved!

  32. 25 Mar 2020
    Louise lit a candle:
    Lit since March 25, 2020 at 3:51:10 PM

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