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James William Wilson

July 31, 1955 — October 19, 2023

James William Wilson, age 68, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett.

Jim was born on July 31, 1955, in Garnett, Kansas, the son of Loran and Lucille (Swope) Wilson. Jim was a lifelong Garnett resident. He attended grade school at Irving and then graduated from Garnett High School with the class of 1973. Following high school he then attended Allen County Community College. He first worked at the Kerr McGhee gas station in Garnett before working at Ottawa Tire for several years and then at Duke Manufacturing, also in Ottawa. In 1997 he went to work for the City of Garnett, where he was a water/power plant operator for 23 years, retiring in 2020. Jim always exhibited an exceptional work ethic, patience, a kind eye, a heart of gold, and unparalleled orneriness.

Jim was united in marriage to Karen Carey on July 10, 1976, in Garnett, Kansas. Their union was blessed with three children, Jason, Travis and Tanya and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage. Jim enjoyed taking his children fishing at the South Lake. He could often be found with a cup of coffee at the kitchen table while reading or working on a jigsaw puzzle. Jim shared his knowledge of working on cars with his sons; he also enjoyed playing board games and video games such as Legend of Zelda and Super Mario with his children and grandson. Jim was a loving and supportive father and grandfather, he could always be counted on to be in attendance at any of his children's and grandson's events.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and two infant siblings, Richard and Anna.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Wilson, of the home; sons, Jason Wilson of Burlington, Kansas, and Travis Wilson of Garnett; daughter, Tanya and wife, Allie Kotzias-Wilson of Raymore, Missouri; one grandson, Camryn; and brother, Loran Wilson and wife, Juanita of Garnett.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Jim's family will greet friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com .
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Visitation with Family Present

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 26, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Burial

Thursday, October 26, 2023

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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