Gus F. Wilson, 86, of Rohwer, passed away on October 25, 2015.
He was a lifelong farmer and was a Desha County deputy sheriff for several years. Mr. Wilson was a dedicated family man who loved his family, gardening and spending time on his farm and at his shop. He was a member of Kelso Baptist Church.
Mr. Wilson was born at Plainview on December 29, 1928 and was the son of the late J. C. and Thelma Wilson. After his mother’s death, when he was two years old, he was raised by “his momma”, Jessie Wilson
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, J. B. Wilson, Lewis Wilson, Don Wilson, and Ronnie Wilson; sisters, Pauline Lunsford and Joyce Hayes.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Louise Snow Wilson; son, Gus A. Wilson (Shelly) of Rohwer; daughter, Joyce Ann White (Greg) of Star City; brothers, Danny Wilson of McGehee, Steve Wilson of McGehee and Charles Wilson of McArthur, Arkansas; sisters, Virginia Snow of McGehee, Sue Moore of Reedsport, Oregon, Delores Isom of Dallas, Texas, Hazel Pryor of Leesville, Louisiana, Virgie Owens of Monticello, Connie Terry of Hot Springs, and Sandy Patterson of Pickens; grandchildren, Lindsey Akin (Clint), Haley White (John), Kendal Noble (Brent), Klaire Wilson, Caroline Wilson, Madelynn Wilson, Hunter Gentry, Dillon Gentry (Jordan), and London Kennedy.
Visitation is October 27 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will be held on October 28 at 2 p.m. at Kelso Baptist Church at Rohwer with Rev. Bob Courtney officiating. Burial will be at McArthur Cemetery at McArthur.