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Wilson, J.T.


J.T. Wilson

Services: Have been held.

J.T. “Tom” Wilson, 96, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1908, in Quail, Texas, to James W. and Mary Lucinda Boyett Wilson. He was raised in Quail and Amarillo. He attended school at Ima. He married Mary Louise Brigham on March 16, 1929, in Amarillo. They made their home in Amarillo, Ima, Los Angeles and Fort Sumner. He was a carpenter and an auto mechanic.

He later owned Wilson Repair mechanic shop in Fort Sumner. He owned and operated Wilson & Son Poultry in Fort Sumner for 17 years.

Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; an infant daughter, Billie Ruth Wilson, his second wife, Lorraine; five sisters, Odie Kinsey, Ora Wilson, Julia Owens, Janie Ferguson and Georgia Spencer.

Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Crenshaw (and husband, William) of Taiban; a son, James W. Wilson (Lavelle) of Fort Sumner; six grandchildren, Wilann Griego (Jim) of Portales, Becky Shafer of Portales, Glen Crenshaw (Willene) of Taiban, Steve Wilson (LeAnn) of Casper, Wyo., John Wilson of Roswell, Quintin Wilson (Brenda) of Hobbs; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Iris Morgan of Clovis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Chaplain Bill Bridwell will officiate the services.

Pallbearers are grandsons Glen Crenshaw, Steve, John, Quintin, and Jarrett Wilson, Jim Griego, Quintin Wilson and Jarrett Wilson.

Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday at Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Fort Sumner.


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