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Jay Wilson Obituary

Jay Basil
Jay Basil "J.B." Wilson

January 2, 1939 - August 8, 2018
Born in Goff's, WV
Resided in Parkersburg, WV
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Jay Basil “J.B.” Wilson, 79, passed away August 8, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV.
He was born Jan. 2, 1939 on the family farm in Murphy District near Goffs, WV, the only son of the late A. H. “Hank” and Ethel Rexroad Wilson. J.B. graduated from Harrisville High School with the class of 1957 and remained active in alumni functions.
While in high school he worked part time in the kitchen at Pine View Nursing Home. His first steady job was with Mid-Atlantic Glass Co. in Ellenboro. After 3 years at the hand blown glass factory he was hired at DuPont Washington Works where he served 39 faithful years with the majority of time as dispatcher in the transportation department. He enjoyed his working years as well as retirement. J.B. liked all types of music, especially gospel, bluegrass and country. He played both trombone and mandolin and as his father called, hoe-down style square dancing.
J.B. served on Mountwood Park board of directors and was active in Volcano Days Festival since the initial event in 1989. He was a long time election poll worker in both Ritchie and Wood Counties and was proud of his 12 gallon pint in blood donation.
He is survived by his wife Vera Dawn; daughter, Jeannine Jayne Burwell (Mike) of Vienna; son, Rock Shayne Wilson of Williamstown; stepsons, Tim Morton and J.R. Morton, both of Parkersburg; six grandchildren, Brock Burwell, Brandi Burwell, Quinn Burwell, Timber Wilson, Sky Wilson, and River Wilson; and two step-grandchildren, Hayley Morton and Mike Morton; and sister, Henrietta Hopper of Louisville, KY.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Betty June Maston, Nadine Eloise Reistad, Vivian “Bobbie” Goff and Patricia Perine.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home with Rev. David Simons officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6-8 PM.

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Raiguel Funeral Home
1200 Main Street
Harrisville, WV US 26362
Friday, August 10, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Raiguel Funeral Home
1200 Main Street
Harrisville, WV US 26362
Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:00 PM