Eli Wilson, age 87, husband of Viola (McCarter) Neal Wilson, of Pine Knot, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.
Born in Pine Knot, Kentucky, on August 27, 1934, he was the son of the late Ezra and Dessie (Brannam) Wilson. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a step-son, Richard Frances “Rick” Neal two sisters: Evelyn Wilson Cooper (1968) and Patricia Ellen Wilson Jones (1983).
Surviving family include his wife, Viola Wilson whom he married November 13, 1984, three sons: Timothy Allen Wilson, James Ezra Wilson, Thomas Eli Wilson (Sherry) all of Pine Knot, three grandchildren: Timothy Howard Wilson (Kathy), Tiffany Danielle Wilson, James Eugene Wilson (Michelle), two step-grandchildren: Aaron Neal and Alicia Ulrich, six, great grandchildren and seven great, great-grandchildren. Eli had a special first cousin whom he talked to daily, Kathleen Marnhout.
Eli had been a truck driver having retired from Dixie Auto Transport. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Hayes Creek Church of God. He loved the Lord and going to church. He very much delighted in his grand kids and great grand kids. He was a farmer and took great pleasure in his farm having said that the only thing more beautiful than new born calves was Viola.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Hayes Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday after 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.