David Wayne Wilson, 49, of Star City, passed away July 7, 2021 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
He was born February 17, 1972 in Killeen, Texas to the late John and Barbara Ann Griffin Wilson.
David was a custom cabinet builder for Merritt Custom Cabinets; a firefighter for Star City and Garnett Fire Departments, which he loved; and was the vice president of the Lincoln County Firefighters Association.
David was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, whether it be for hogs, deer, turkey or squirrel. He loved gardening. David was a family man and loved to visit with friends, old and new, as he never met a stranger.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, David Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Jackson Wilson of Star City; two daughters, Brandi (Bryson) Hayden of Paragould and Taylor Wilson (Cody) Pennington of Star City; two brothers, John Paul ( Jessie) Wilson and Ronald (Andrea) Wilson, both of Wynne; two sisters, Rhonda Cathey of Wynne and Sharon Bennett of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Dylan, Lyla, McClain, Bennett, and Layla; mother-in-law, Rita Jackson; grandmother-in-law, Maw Glover; four sisters-in-law, Stephanie Jackson, Stacy (Jeff) Atwood, Shelley (Nick) Burr, and Susan (Jody) Hibbard, all of Star City; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Home Cemetery with Charles Lanehart and Frank Gibson officiating. Visitation is Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers are Steven Drake, Nick Nichols, Chuck Lanehart, David Merritt, Jamie Merritt, Ricky James and AJ King. Honorary pallbearers are Pete Adams, Heath Dorman, Joey Drake, Charles Lanehart, Danny McIntyre, Jeff Atwood, Nick Burr, and the Firefighters of the Lincoln County Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Rural and Volunteer Firefighter Association, 5611 Meadowview Rd., Huntington, AR 72940 or Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.