He was born September 28, 1945 in McCreary County, Kentucky son of Lloyd and Elsie (Greene) Wilson. James had worked for the Shirt Factory, OVC, and LeSportsac and was of the Baptist Faith.
His parents; sons, James Lloyd Wilson II and Matthew Lynn Wilson; brothers, Morris Wilson and Phillip Wilson; sisters, Joyce Anderson, Wanda Faye Thompson, and Lois Childers; and nephew, Billy Anderson precede him in death.
Survivors include his sons, Walter Wilson (Kim) of Missouri and Jody Wilson (Sandy) of Strunk, Kentucky; mother of his children, Leota Wilson of Whitley City, Kentucky; brother, Jack Wilson (Charlotte) of Strunk, Kentucky; grandchildren, Tristan Wilson (Jacqueline), Caleb Wilson, Desrie Wilson, Alisha Wilson, Katelyn Wilson, Mayia Wilson, Haylee Wilson, Hannah Wilson, Wyatt Wilson, Chasity Allen, Alisa Allen, Miranda Allen, Tanner Wilson, Sammy Wilson, and Jimmy Wilson; great grandchildren, Avalynn Wilson, Paisley Wilson, Connor Taylor, Aiden Howard, Jackson Taylor, and Greyson Taylor; nieces and nephews, Linda Roe, Terry Thompson, Anna Ross, Thomas Trammell, Jennifer Freeman, Amanda Flarety, Larry Stevens, Timmy Stevens and Virginia; Larry Crabtree who was like a brother; Sandy Duncan who was like a sister; and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 12pm Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Israel Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6pm Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Funeral Home.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.