James C. Wilson, 89 passed away Monday Oct. 14, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Home in Oakland City.
He was born in West Terra Haute, IN, Oct. 17, 1923 to Ramsey and Mildred (Condron) Wilson.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years beginning during W.W. II in the Army Air Corp. He was a highly decorated pilot flying supply planes during the Berlin air lift, as well as many other missions throughout his career.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, a Life Member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion, member of the Eagles, former member of the Oakland City Country Club. He had flown planes since the age of 16 and because of his experience he appeared in a movie “Big Lift” which was a about the Berlin air lift. He loved painting and playing golf, pool and cards.
He is survived by his two adopted children, son, James Michael Wilson of Coconut Creek, FL and daughter, Vicki Green of North Carolina; 10 nieces and nephews Pat, Michael, Tim, Shawn and Erin O’Leary, Jim, Kim and Jean Ann Frederickson, Diana Hill and Shara Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Marilyn O’Leary, Shirley Frederickson, niece Darla Frederickson White and nephew David Frederickson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM, Saturday Oct. 19, 2013 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery. Retired Military Veterans will conduct military graveside services.
Visitation will be from 9-10:30 AM on Saturday at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.