John C. Wilson Obituary

John C. Wilson

John C. Wilson 84, of Parsons, died at 8:30 A.M. Saturday, December 05, 2020 at St. Francis Via Christi at Wichita. He was born June 24, 1936. As a young man, John joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was discharged from the Navy in 1961 and began his next journey with the Rock Island Railroad in 1966. Soon after joining the Navy he was united in marriage to Vera Murrah. They had four children together and later divorced. He later married Cynthia Sinkhorn in 1971. They had six children together and later divorced. On June 19, 1987 he was united in marriage to Marilyn (Merritt) Bruce. In 1976 while living in Parsons, he started working at the job he dedicated the next thirty-five years to the MKT Railroad, which was purchased by the Union Pacific in 1988. John loved the railroad life and dedicated so much of his blood and sweat to it. While working there, he accomplished so much and even won an award for saving the life of a fellow co-worker. The railroad was his life right behind his wife and children. John retired from the Union Pacific in 2001. John loved his family with all of his heart. He worked hard and tirelessly to give his wife and children a beautiful life. John was the foundation his family was built on. He was active in his children’s extra activities which included band, softball, hockey and so much more. He was the kind of father every daughter and son would dream of having. John loved his wife with all of his heart and loved to take her out for drives through the countryside. They loved spending their days together. John was a loving and caring man and would talk to a stranger as if he knew them. John had a large family but it only grew in size with extended family. His friends would become more than friends; they were family. John would give his all for someone in need. He was a respectful man and loved by many. Survivors include: his wife of thirty-three years – Marilyn Wilson, of the home; ten children – Laurie Miles, Elkins, Arkansas, Deborah Van Camp, Burns Flat, Oklahoma, Timothy Wilson, West Ellis, Wisconsin, Ronda Fosnight, and her husband, Rodney, Parsons, Kansas, Honey Adams, and her husband Wes Conrad, Parsons, Kansas, Trinity Wilson, and wife, Tara Emerson, Mayflower, Arkansas, Chiqui McSherry, and her husband, Chris, Parsons, Kansas, Xanadu Gregory, Conway, Arkansas, Cynadel Wilbanks, and her husband, Antesham Mehmood, Vilonia, Arkansas, Chato Wilson and his wife, Kristen, Vilonia, Arkansas; two step-sons – John Bruce Eron, and his wife, Eron, Elk City, Kansas, Richard Bruce and his wife, Melissa, Elk City, Kansas; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents - Lenora and Ysabel Rocha and oldest son – Terry Wilson. In honoring John’s wishes, a service of remembrance will be held at a later date at his home in Vilonia Arkansas. Memorials are suggested to Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars and may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservivces.com.
June 24, 1936 - December 5, 202006/24/193612/05/2020
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John C. Wilson 84, of Parsons, died at 8:30 A.M. Saturday, December 05, 2020 at St. Francis Via Christi at Wichita.He was born June 24, 1936. As a young man, John joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was discharged from the Navy in 1961 and began his next journey with the Rock Island Railroad in 1966. Soon after joining the Navy he was united in marriage to Vera Murrah. They had four children together and later divorced. He later married Cynthia Sinkhorn in 1...

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Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Parsons, KS 67357