Lewis Harold Wilson, Born June 21, 1926, passed away on August 3, 2019, Lewis was the Son of William Edward Wilson, Jewel McCollister Wilson of Hatchbend, FL. He is survived by his Wife Reba Sue Wilson of LaCrosse, FL., Son William Sam Wilson “Bill “and Wife Michele of Sampson City, FL., and Grandchildren, Michael Preston Wilson of Lake Butler, FL. Erika Kemp of Lake Butler, FL., Niko Mello of Lake City, FL., Madison Kite of Lake Butler, FL. William S. Mello of Sampson City, FL. And Great Grandchild Bailey Jean Varnes of Lake Butler, FL. Three brothers, John Wilson and wife Bertha of Cross City, FL., Jim Wilson and wife Joyce of Mayo, FL., Thomas Wilson and wife Cheryl of Lamar, MO. Also preceded by two sisters, Marie Bowles of Moultrie, GA., Doris Haufler of Gainesville, FL.
Lewis served in the Navy in WWII
In 1955 Lewis came to Gainesville, FL. And became a Car Salesman and work for many dealerships, Miller Volkswagen, University Chevrolet, John Hipp Gainesville Auto Sales, Charlie Blount Pontiac GMC, and then later in his career he wanted to drive a truck, and went to work for Marvin H. Pritchett, Pritchett Trucking of Lake Butler, FL. for many years. After driving Lewis went back to Car sales and worked for Buddy Pruitt Toyota of Gainesville and retired July of 1989.
Lewis was a profound Bear Hunter, He started Bear Hunting in 1950 with his longtime friend Chief Cummings and he hunted until June of 2018. Lewis hunted from WV to the Carolinas to Florida and met many hunters along the way, he was known as “BEAR ONE” to all the hunters abroad.
His Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church of LaCrosse, FL. Approximately 3 miles North of LaCrosse on County Road 1493/237 on the Santa Fe River. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, graveside services will follow at 10:00 am.