Phillip J. Wilson Sr.
Phillip J. Wilson Sr., 59, of Mancelona, passed away unexpectedly in Texas on Jan. 11 , 2020. Phil was born on Jan. 16, 1960 in Bellaire the son of Walter and Clara (Dalton) Wilson. Phil was a Mancelona resident his whole life.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1983.
He enjoyed fishing, cooking, snow skiing and especially enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motor cycle.
On Dec. 4, 2009, in the Philippines, he married Jennifer Gado, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Phillip Wilson Jr., of Hudsonville, and Walter (Aryn) Wilson, of Battle Creek; the mother of his children, Angela Griffore, of Hudsonville; five grandchildren, Macey, Emery, Clara, Adryana and Gabriella; a brother, Walter (Phyllis) Wilson Jr., of Florida; a sister, Dorothy Schram, of Mancelona; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Fleda McWatters.
Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services followed by military honors will be on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery in the spring of 2020 when weather permits.
An online guestbook is available at
Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Published on January 23, 2020


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