James “Pat” Wilson, of Englewood, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his residence. Pat was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan, taught 30 years at Tellico Plains High School, and ministered at Starr Mountain Church of Christ.

He was 75 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Horace and Bertie Wilson; brother, Dwight Wilson; son, Greg Wilson.

Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Barbara Wilson;

Daughter, Lily Wilson;

Daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jerry Hale;

Grandson, David Owens Jr.;

Grandson and wife, Matthew and Holly Owens;

Granddaughters and spouses, Mandalyn and Toure’ Lewis, Jerrica and Matt Knittel, Tori Hale;

Special daughter, Joan and Vernon Cross;

Special grandson, Myles and Paige Powell;

Great-grandchildren, Journey and Ali Lewis;

Brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Debbie Wilson;

Nieces, Michelle Wilson, Tonya Williams, Christy and Stephen Barajas; Great-nieces, Mandy Williams, Cassidy and Isabella Barajas;

His beloved church family at Starr Mountain Church of Christ, and friends and colleagues at Tellico Plains High School.

Per his wishes, a graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Englewood, with Minister Johnny Jenkins officiating. No formal visitation will be held.

In lieu of flowers, Pat request to remember the second commandment, “love your neighbor as thyself,” and do something for your fellow man.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements. If you were unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com