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Johnie R. "Jack" Wilson, Jr.
August 13, 1934 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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On Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the age of 89, Jack, after a short illness, left his home in DeLeon Springs to reside in Heaven for eternity. With his wife by his side, he peacefully entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 1:05 am.
He is preceded in death by his dad, Johnie R. Wilson and, his mom, Flora Missouri Jeffrey Wilson. He is survived by his wife, of 68 years, Mary Ann (Almond) Wilson, his son, Johnie R. Wilson, III (Dorothy), his daughter, Tammy deGrom (Tony), his 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Johnie R. Wilson Jr. “Jack” was born on August 13, 1934, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of five, he and his dance partner, Patty Spatts, led the Easter Parade down 5th Avenue in New York City. At the age of six, his family moved to Florida. After first living in Jacksonville then Orlando, they settled in Daytona Beach where he attended North Ridgewood Elementary School and Mainland High School. Graduating in 1952 he was voted “Wittiest”, a title that remained true his whole life. He met his wife, Mary Ann Almond, at Mainland Junior High and they were married in 1955.
After high school, Jack worked for E.M. Reynolds Company, his dad at Wilson Cleaners and started his own waterblasting business where he traveled throughout the United States and even to Guam.
Jack was a member of First Baptist Daytona. In the 70's and 80's, he enjoyed serving in the bus ministry and singing in the choir. Jack's favorite pastime was playing golf with good friends, going on family vacations to the mountains of North Carolina and entertaining his family by playing the piano, singing and dancing. As time progressed, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren became the highlight of his life.
His presence will be sorely missed, but his family has great assurance, because of God's promises, their faith and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that one day they will be reunited in heaven.
And this is the promise that He made to us – eternal life. 1 John 2:25
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1 pm at First Baptist Daytona In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Gideons International Faith Fund