Jack E. Wilson, 84, of Murphysboro, passed away at his daughter's home in Murphysboro at 2:45 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Jack was born on October 23, 1934, in Murphysboro to Virgil Wilson and Ella (Boucher) Wilson.
He had served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Jack started working for Fred Layne at his barber shop on November 10, 1959. He purchased the shop on December 30, 1974, and changed the name to Jack's Barber Shop. He retired on June 1, 2018.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Murphysboro, the Masonic Lodge and the V.F.W. Post #7190 in Murphysboro.
Jack liked to go deer hunting and fishing. He had a garden every year and he did the canning of the vegetables. He loved going to Las Vegas, touring the United States and visiting historical sights.
He married Eleanor Berger on June 18, 1961, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Murphysboro, and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter Jill Wilson, and her close family friends, Michael Snider, Janie Daniel-Downy, Steve, Christie Jo & Sue Klump;
One brother and sister in law Bill and Wilma Wilson of Murphysboro;
and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, February 25, 2019, with Rev. Melissa Waterman, and burial will be at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park with military services conducted by the Paul Stout American Legion Post # 127.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Sunday and Monday until 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. For more information, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org.