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Ruel H. (Sonny) Wilson, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017)

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Millers Chapel United Methodist Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He had retired from Taylor RECC after 43 years of service. He was always very hard working and took pride in doing things right, while expecting the same from everyone else. He loved hunting, fishing, working in the yard, gardening, traveling and especially UK basketball. He was a native of Campbellsville, KY, and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of Ralph G. Wilson & Edna Myrtle Williams Wilson. His wife of over 57 years, Mary Sapp Wilson, survives. He leaves three direct living descendants.
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Ruel H. "Sonny" Wilson of Campbellsville, son of the late Ralph G. Wilson and Edna Myrtle Williams Wilson was born November 3, 1939, in Taylor County, KY. He died at 8:45 P.M., Monday, May 22, 2017 in Campbellsville. Age: 77

The funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon, Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Bro. Carlton Puryear. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, 200 Block W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Ruel H. (Sonny) Wilson, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017)

Ruel H. "Sonny" Wilson of Campbellsville, KY was the son of the late Ralph G. Wilson & Edna Myrtle Williams Wilson. He was born November 3, 1939, in Taylor County, KY. He died Monday, May 22, 2017 in Campbellsville, KY, at the age of 77 years, six months, and 19 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Millers Chapel United Methodist Church.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army.

Sonny retired from Taylor County RECC after 43 years of dedication.

He was always very hard working and took pride in doing things right, while expecting the same from everyone else. He loved hunting, fishing, working in the yard, gardening, traveling and especially UK basketball.

Sonny loved his wife, Mary so much and depended on her for everything. When you saw one, you always saw the other. He loved all his family, but one in particular was his grandson, Scott. Poppy & Scott spent a lot of time together as Scott was growing up. They would fish, go to the river and the lake, play with the dogs and just do all sorts of things with each other. Scott can honestly say that he learned a whole lot of life lessons from Poppy.

He united in marriage to Mary Sapp on November 27, 1959. They enjoyed 57 1/2 years of caring for and loving one another.

Besides his wife, Mary Wilson of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by:
  • Two daughters: Carol Wilson Gwinn and husband, Allan of Campbellsville, KY; and Lynn Wilson Eastridge of Loudon, TN

  • One grandson: Scott Gwinn of Louisville, KY

  • Three sisters and one brother: Marian Newton and husband, Willard; and Roger Wilson and wife, Judy, all of of Campbellsville, KY; Gay Bright of Bardstown, KY; and Sheila Judd and husband, Roger of Greensburg, KY

  • A brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Thomas R. McMahan and Ruby Wilson of Campbellsville, KY

  • Special friends: Michael and Deborah Smith of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers: Ruth McMahan, Kenny Wilson and J.W. Wilson

Send condolences to the family of Ruel H. Wilson Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to hosparus of Green River or Crusade for Children and may be made at the funeral home.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon, Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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Ruel H. (Sonny) Wilson, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017)



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