Freddie “Fred” Joe Wilson, 85, of Odessa, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at his home.
A family hosted Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church, 7995 Outer Rd, Odessa, MO, 64076. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church or American Alzheimer’s Associatoin and may be left in care of Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. Memories of Freddie and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook page.
Fred was born on July 29, 1936, to Joe and Nellene (Balllinger) Wilson in Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from Pleasant Hope High School in 1954, he attended the University of Missouri before completing his bachelor’s degree from William Jewel College. Fred was united in marriage to Carol Sue (Jones) Wilson, she preceded him in death. He worked as an area manager feed salesman for Columbia Hog and Powder for over 30 years. Fred was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, serving as deacon and teaching Sunday School. In addition to spending time with family and friends, he was an avid gardener and enjoyed doing yardwork.
Fred is survived by three children, George Wilson of Heath, TX, Perry Wilson of Odessa, MO, and Mary Susan Wilson of Odessa, MO; three grandchildren, George Hudson Wilson, Andi Alayne Wilson, and Summer Mignon Heinze; a brother, Jim Wilson (Jeannie) of Springfield, MO; and many relatives, family, and friends.
In addition to his wife, Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, John David Wilson.