Gerald L.
Gerald "Jerry" Wilson, 75 of Rushville, passed away on November 5, 2019. He was born on March 25, 1944 to the late Donald C. and Helen B. (Drake)Wilson. After graduating from Rushville High School in 1962, he joined the United States Navy and served his country for more than 20 years, including several tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the military, Jerry returned to Rushville and became a farmer and greenskeeper at Antler Pointe Golf Course. He was a talented artist, had an incredible golf game and could spin a tall tale better than most. Jerry loved and was loved and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Tamara (Andrew Brown) Crowley and beloved grandson, Austin Roice Crowley, of Maine; brothers, Ronald L. Wilson of Manilla and Charles (Monica) Wilson of Rushville; sisters, Connie Jo Freese of Rushville and Emily Hedrick of Manilla; and many special nieces and nephews. Jerry ispreceded in death by his parents and his brothers, James and Richard Wilson. A time of sharing will be held from 3-5 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Moster Mortuary. Military honors will be presented by the Rush County Veteran's Honor Guard.
Published on November 14, 2019


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Bill Keaton
Nov 22, 2019
Ron, I am sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I didn't know Jerry as an adult, but I remember him as an artistic big brother to you. Having lost my older sister, I know the void that exists when a sibling passes on. Please accept my heart-felt condolences. Bill
Carol Smith Goins
Nov 18, 2019
What a talented guy w a sweet heart & grin bigger than Rushville..... shared a lot of talks in highschool. Remember Jerry visiting my parents - including in uniform... He made/gave us one of the “Wilson signs” saying GOINS after David & I were married- met at the original Park Restaurant to pick it up. 😊 Rest in deserved Peace, Jerry. 🕊 And..... sending another hug to Brother Ron. (Still use leather checkbook cover you made David! 🙃).
Pat and Sharon Connerly
Nov 17, 2019
Living a block up Willow Street, I would see him frequently as he would tease Ron and I
Tony and Paula Dean
Nov 17, 2019
I always admired Gerry. He was one of the coolest dudes in high school. My condolences to the family and especially to my good friend Ron.
David Stevens
Nov 17, 2019
Jerry was indeed a great spinner of tales, and he even taught me to swear in Portuguese. Also an incredible artist (a family tradition). Condolences to all the family.
Tony Weidner
Nov 15, 2019
Eternal Father strong to save who's arm doth bind the restless wave please welcome this shipmate into your bosom.