Oct. 14, 1927 — March 31, 2013
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Joseph “Joe” Wilson, 85, made his way to the Lord on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Born on Oct. 14, 1927, in Blount County, Tenn., to Farley and Sallie Wilson, he was a born musician with a special gift for singing and playing the guitar and a variety of other instruments. He will always be remembered for his love of God, family, friends, his country and his music.
Joe was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Wilson; daughter, Virginia Farias; and third wife, Esther Wilson. He is survived by his half-brother, Rex Shields; half-sister, Viva Quinton; first wife, Ingrid Wilson; second wife, Beryl Wilson; son, Patrick and his wife, Rhonda and children, Conner and Chad; grandchildren, Robert Farias and his wife, Tina and children, Christopher and Michael; Joseph Farias and his wife, Sarah; Erica Garcia and her husband, Juan and children, Dianna and Lillian; and his companion, Yvonne Griffin.
A memorial service honoring Joe will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon on Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of his life at 831 Fieldstone Court in Folsom at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County, Calif. (call 916-817-2338 for information).