Born in Patoka, Indiana on Sep. 30, 1929
Departed on Dec. 14, 2013 and resided in Indianapolis, IN.

Joseph Eugene Wilson, 84, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away December 14, 2013.

He was the son of the late John Bernard Wilson and Mary Lee Meek Wilson.

Joe was a 1947 graduate of Patoka High School and a 1956 graduate of Oakland City College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged in 1953. He received his Master's Degree in Education from Butler University in 1969 and retired from IPS in 1994 having taught at Tech Day Adult School, Indianapolis Juvenile Center, and the Marion County Jail. Camping and participating in Civil War reenactments were his hobbies. Joe was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church, the American Legion, and the Retired Teachers Association.

Joe is survived by his wife, Helen Freund Wilson; daughter, Carolyn Bogar (Bernie); son, Joseph Bernard Wilson (Jenny); stepdaughters, Linda Fosnight (Dave) and Sandra Bruning; sister, Linda Colvin Ayers (Paul); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Alvis Wilson; daughter, Rebecca Wilson; and sister, Sue Ann Wilcher. Visitation will be at Conkle Funeral Home in Speedway on Wednesday, December 18, from 4:00 p.m. Until time of service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery Patoka, Indiana on Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern time.