Ralph DeWayne Wilson, age 71, of Pierceton, IN passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:28 PM in his residence. He was born January 5, 1946 in Batesville, IN to Charles and Beulah (Johnson) Sparks.
He was a 20-year resident of the Barbee Lake area of Pierceton. A retired General Motors employee he had 25 years of service from 1972 to 1998.
He was united in marriage to Esther Catherine Farmer in Anderson, IN on June 24, 1966.
Ralph was a avid hunter, he loved fishing and camping and enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He was a lover of all animals, with a special fondness for all dogs he had throughout his life and his current dog Cooper. However, his wife was his greatest joy in life along with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Ralph was always so family oriented and treasured moments spent with all of his family.
Survivors include his wife Esther Catherine Wilson of Pierceton, son Alvin (spouse Stephanie) Wilson of Larwill, daughter Winona (spouse Jeff) Teusch of Churubusco, sister Diane Vanbuskirk of Anderson, brother Joe Lakey of Monticello, grandchildren Kailee Wilson of Larwill, Brody (fiancé Shelby Rosencrans) Wilson of Shirley, IN, Caleb Teusch of Muncie, Cody Teusch of Fort Wayne, and great grandchildren Emma, Knox and Nash. He was preceded by brothers Les and James Johnson and a sister Connie Hernandez.
Visitation hours are scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Funeral Chapel with Dr. Edmund Pat Carter officiating. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pierceton.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Wilson Family C/O of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel
2290 Provident Court
Warsaw, IN 46580