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J.C. Wilson, 89, Casey Co., KY native (1933-2022)

J.C. Wilson of Lexington, formerly of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Lexington Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was 89 years old.

A graveside service will be held at 3pmET on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Antioch Cemetery, with Rev. Tony Hancock officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Casey County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

Born on May 1, 1933, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late John William "Bill" Thomas and Emily Beatrice Wilson. J.C. was a professional civil engineer and spent most of his career working for the United States Soil Conservation Service and IBM. He was also a professional land surveyor. He was a member and deacon at Hillcrest Baptist Church and was highly involved with his church. He was a trustee on the Southern Baptist Sunday School board for numerous years. He was also a 32nd degree Mason. In former years, he proudly served his country in the United States Army. He graduated from Campbellsville College, where he played basketball, and also graduated from University of Kentucky.

J.C. is survived by two sons, Brad (Julie) Wilson and Dr. Jonathan Trent Wilson, both of Lexington; three grandchildren, Lauren Wilson (John Black), Tori Wilson, and Nicholas (Chanelle) Wilson; and one great-grandchild, Asher Bond Black.

In addition to his parents, J.C. is preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Smith Wilson, who passed on June 2, 2019; one brother; and five sisters.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Hillcrest Baptist Church at 1409 Versailles Rd. Lexington, KY 40504.

Arrangements for Mr. J.C. Wilson are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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