Obituaries - 07/17/2013

Everett J. Wilson

August 16, 1924 - July 4, 2013

WELLS--Everett Joseph Wilson, Wells, passed away Thursday, July 4, following a short illness.

Everett was born in Mayfield, NY, the son of George and Florence (Reynolds) Wilson, and attended schools in Cranberry Creek and Mayfield. In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served with a Seabee unit in the Pacific through World War II.

Everett married Elizabeth Stuart of Wells Dec. 16, 1945, where they raised their family and were life-long residents. He worked as a logger and equipment operator before his retirement in 1988 after 14 years as Town of Wells Highway Superintendent.

Always busy, Everett spent his retirement years mowing lawns, plowing driveways and -- his greatest passion -- syrup-making. Much time was spent in his sugar bush and the woods he loved.

Everett was pre-deceased by his wife Betty in 1996, his sister Evelyn and his brother Elro. He is survived by two sons, Everett “Joe” Wilson (Mari) and Patrick Wilson, both of Wells; two daughters, Barbara Wilson, Fredericksburg, Va. and Evelyn Bonds, Culpepper, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

His knowledge and friendship will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Burial arrangements were by Northville Funeral Service Inc.

Donations in his memory may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville NY 12078.