John Wayne Wilson, beloved son of the late John L. and Gertrude Wilson, was born on April 24, 1954 in Accomack County, Virginia. He departed this life on July 31, 2020 at Dresher Hill Rehabilitation Center in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
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John was educated in the public schools of Accomack County and was a 1972 graduate of Atlantic High School. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Army and proudly served his country. After his discharge, John entered the workforce, mainly in the poultry industry.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Ruby Harmon and Edward and Hattie Wilson; five aunts, Madlyn Persinger, Mildred Harmon, Lillie White, Lena Wilson, and Catherine Wilson; and five uncles, James Harmon, Moses Wilson, Edward Wilson, Marvin Wilson, and Noah Harmon.
He leaves to cherish his memory: two children, John W. Wilson, II and Starmayne A. Wilson; two grandchildren, Da’Shawn M. Wilson and Judah A. Wilson; one uncle, Marion Harmon; two special cousins, Blanford Persinger and Diane Persinger; and several cousins and friends.