“Today I wrote my father’s obituary. But nothing will ever capture my love for you, dad.”
Ira L. Wilson, 68, of Petersburg, Indiana, went to his heavenly home on December 28, 2019. He was born February 10, 1951, in Washington, Indiana to Ira and Marcella Wilson (Fiddler).
Ira is survived by daughter, Shannon (Scott) Blaize of Jasper, Indiana; two grandchildren, Saxxon (Ben) Knies of Dubois and Skyler Kuebler of Jasper. One sister, Linda Arvin Hensley of Tennessee.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mona Wilson and sister, Mary Reams.
I am proud to say that my father served in the Vietnam War from 1969-1971. He suffered severely from PTSD and the effects that agent orange brought. The pain he endured from Vietnam was a rough reentry into civilian life. However, he loved me and his grandchildren like no other.
My father was a very private person and never liked being the center of attention . Per his wishes there will be no services .
In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone. Call a friend or relative you haven’t reached out to recently. Visit a nursing home resident or Veterans Facility. All acts of kindness are appreciated.
Proud Vietnam Veteran daughter, love you dad.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Rachel cherry says
His spirit will be missed. On behalf of all my brothers and sisters we love you uncle Porky!! Thank you for great memories.
NORMA GOODPASTER says
I did not know your dad but your tribute to him really touched me. I normally do not read the obits if I do not know them but your picture of your dad really got me. My husband passed away 6 years ago but he was Santa for several years at the mall in Clarksville. My sympathies go to you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your father, but I can tell how much you loved him through your lovely words. Peace to you.