Roy "Jack" Wilson

Roy "Jack" Wilson, 83, of Nemacolin, Pa., died Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 11:12 p.m. in Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital after a long illness.

He was born December 10, 1919 in Fairchance, Pa., son of George and Winnifred Wilson.

"Jack" was Protestant by faith, a resident of Nemacolin for 74 years, retired Coal Miner from Buckeye Mine with 42 years service, and 60-year member of United Mine Workers of America Local 6290.

He was a Veteran of World War II who served in the 5th Army 633rd Anti-Aircraft Battalion in nine major battles under General George S. Patton.

"Jack" enjoyed hunting.

Three brothers, William, Arthur and Maitland Wilson, and parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by three brothers: George L. Wilson, Holbrook, Pa., Arnold Wilson, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Glenn Wilson, Westland, Michigan; sisters: Bernice Johnston, Tampa, Florida, Irene Lewellyn, Charlotte, North Carolina, Mildred Mills, Tampa, Florida, and Gladys Wilson with whom he made his home; also several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the PAUL MICHAEL LESAKO FUNERAL HOME INC., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa., today from 3 to 5 p.m. and Monday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until the Service at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Jefferson, Pa.

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