Kenneth D. Wilson

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Kenneth D Wilson, 84, passed away on May 3, 2020 in Canton, GA of natural causes.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Emily Wilson (Bradley), daughter, Kim Blair, son-in-law Bill Blair, step granddaughter Gabrielle Wolff and great grandchildren Brendan, Jozelyn and Gavin Wolff.  

Ken, or Don as he was known to some, grew up in Mt. Vernon, IN.  He was the son of Kenneth F. and Hazel Wilson.  He was a very proud Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  He retired from Alcoa, loved staying active in the local union and on the board of directors at Heritage Federal Credit Union.  

He most loved being an aviation historian, author and modeler.  He was the local authority on the Evansville Division of Republic Aviation plant.  He spent untold hours researching each P-47 that came off the line, interviewing past employees and keeping meticulous records.  He also enjoyed donating his time to Willard Library and the Evansville Museum giving lectures and drafting..  .  

Cremation to be followed by internment at Georgia National Cemetary in Canton for veterans.  Date TBD.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Gary Sinese Foundation in support of veterans.  Remembrances may be placed on www.georgiafuneralcare.com.

2 Comments To "Kenneth D. Wilson"

charlie wyatt On Jul 31 2020 at 7pm
Kenny, my friend, UNION brother and advisor. Kenny, although I never met your family I have heard about them for years through you. I first wanted to say to them, I am sorry for their loss. Kenny as well as a few others in the UNION Hall at Local # 104 took me under their wings as a 19 year old kid. They did a lot of instructing me on how to do things and why we did things a certain way, for those lessons I am very grateful. Prior to Kenny's retirement, he came to me and asked if I would run for his Treasurer's position at Local # 104. Kenny, helped me through the election and later helped me to get comfortable in being the new Treasure of a large UNION, at that time we had over 2,500 members, plus retirees. I hope you Rest in Peace my brother. Charlie Wyatt Reply to this comment
Treva Alldredge Miles On Jul 31 2020 at 7pm
Dear Emily, Our grandma (Ida Belle Butler) was very fond of Don! I am the only surviving relative. Aunt Zula and Uncle Ezra were very close to me. And, also, my husband (Alan Miles) happened to work with Don at Alcoa. Please accept our condolences, as we were fond of him, too. And, my older sister (Rhonda Alldredge Canale) was quite fond of him. But, when she married, she moved to CA. And, she died in 2018. My mom and dad were very close to his parents. We were hoping that he would sometime get to visit with Gerry McFadin, a dear friend of ours. She work in the Republic Aviation plant, on the nose of P-47s., and lives in the Mt. Vernon community. Take care, Treva and Alan Miles Reply to this comment
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