G. Eugene Wilson, 96 of Ashville, OH passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Gene was born on December 22, 1924 in South Bloomfield to the late Chas J. and Thelma (Welsh). Gene graduated Ashville H.S., class of 1942 and American Institute of Banking. He was a lifelong member of our community, he served in the U.S. Marines for 33 months during World War II, 14 months of which were served in the So. Pacific. Mr. Wilson was employed as Pickaway Co. Deputy Auditor, Former Vice Pres & Cashier of the old Second National Bank, Circleville and he was employed by the Citizens Bank, Ashville, in Feb 1970. He retired as President of the bank in 1987 and remained on the Board until 1997. He was a 75-year member of First English Lutheran Church, Ashville where he served as President and various other committees, former President & Trustee Ashville Kiwanis Club, charter member American Legion Post 730, Ashville, served as commander and has served for 35 years, former member of Pickaway Co. Relief Committee, Pickaway Co. Senior Center as trustee. He is a member of Marine Corps League #830, Circleville, Ohio, Monumental Assoc. He received the Ashville Community Club Distinguished service award in 1995.
Also preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane (Higley) Wilson; son Randall Wilson; daughter Judy Simaoui; sister Verda Gordon; brothers L. Romaine (Red)Wilson, Chas Richard Wilson and Ronald Wilson.
Survived by daughters Janice (Mike) Ramey and Nancy J. (Bob) Smith; grandchildren Tyler (Olga) Wilson, Brewster (Lindsey) Wilson, Lisa (Matt) Ridley, Susan (Richard) Crompton, Thomas (Jessi) Smith, Andrew Smith, Sarah Smith, Noura Simaoui; great grandchildren Kate and Sam Ridley, Layla, Cameron, Nathan and Zane Crompton, Raylee and Hudson Wilson, Amelia Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews; son-in-law Hamid Simaoui; sister-in-law Nancy Wilson; devoted caregiver JoAnn Mineer.
After a Private Family Funeral Service, a Public Graveside Service with AMVETS Military Honors will be held at 12:00 p.m. Noon on Wednesday, March 10th with Reverends Joe Wolf and Steve Higley officiating at Harrison Township Cemetery, So. Union St. South Bloomfield, OH 43103. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Rd Ste B, Circleville, OH 43113 or Ashville American Legion Post 730, c/o Mark Coon, 14000 Hoover Rd. Ashville, OH 43103.
Arrangements and Care of Family by Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, Ashville. Online condolences at olivercheekfuneralhome.com
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