Theodore J. Wilson, 92, of Mill River

Theodore J. Wilson, 92, a longtime resident of Mill River, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb.

12, 2021, at home with his family by his side. A native and lifelong resident of the area, Theodore was born in Great Barrington, Mass. on November 5, 1928, the son of Russell and Helena Wycle Wilson.

He attended grade school at the VanDeusenville one-room schoolhouse and high school at Searles. Theodore worked as a truck driver for Palmer Lines before serving his country during the Korean War as a PFC in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a truck driver for different companies before working as a Garage Supervisor for the Home Gas Company until his retirement, then part time at Carlson Propane after retirement. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Donna Coons. The couple was married on September 11, 1954 at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington.

He is also survived by his sister Elsa Karr of Great Barrington; his children, Brad Wilson and wife Charlotte, Greg Wilson and partner Nancy, Dawn Davis and husband Scott; five grandchildren, Keith and his wife Emily, Matthew and his wife Amber, Kyle and his partner Kendra, Chad, and Adam; and five great-grandchildren, Erica, Kevin, Matthew Jr., Oliver, and Brayden. A lifetime member of the NRA, bowling leagues at The Cove, and travel for Sunday morning breakfasts were some of his hobbies, along with cruises and trips to the casino with his wife. The family would like to thank Kindred at Home and HospiceCare in the Berkshires.

Services will be private, with a memorial to be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Theodore J. Wilson may be made to Southern Berkshire Ambulance or HospiceCare in the Berkshires through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

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