Homer Bill Wilson

Born: Sat., Sep. 28, 1918
Died: Sun., Jun. 8, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 13, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Jun. 14, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Homer W. “Bill” Wilson, 95, Hardinville, IL. passed away Sunday June 8, 2014 at 12:15 am E.T. at Eastgate Manor Nursing Home in Washington, IN.

Homer Bill was born on September 28, 1918 in Ste. Marie Township, Jasper County, Illinois. He was the son of Homer Johnson Wilson and Velma L. (York) Wilson. On February 10, 1979 he married Charlita Montejo who survives.

Homer Bill was a lifelong Crawford County farmer, he also worked in the oil field pulling and drilling oil wells. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Serving with the 410th Infantry, his armored division was the third wave to land on Omaha Beach on D Day. Besides the Normandy Invasion, Homer Bill participated in battles and campaigns in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. Among his many decorations, he received the Bronze Star Medal (GO 83 1st US Infantry Div. 44) He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Oblong, IL; E.M. Coulter
American Legion Post #69, Robinson, IL; Olney V.F.W. Post #4226 and AMVETS. Homer Bill loved to watch westerns, walking, being outside, singing and humming especially “You Are My Sunshine” and “Way Down Yonder in Yankee Tank”; spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Charlita Wilson, Hardinville, IL; three sons and two daughters-in-law Gene and Mia Wilson of Oblong, IL, Homer J. and Ashley Wilson of Vista, CA.and William Wilson of Carbondale, IL; three daughters Chary Wilson of Hardinville, IL, Corrine Wilson of Newton, IL. and Pemie Kettle of Craig, CO; 11 grandchildren; Lisa Wilson, Kathy Wilson, Anita (Wilson) Benoit, David Wilson, Fred Wilson, Addyson Wilson-O’Dell, Zoey Wilson, Kadence Wilson, Omar W. Wilson, Tannith Kettle, Ciara Bugay;  5 great grandchildren: Chris Wilson,  James Wilson, Cody Wilson, Nikki Benoit, and Jessica Benoit; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edito and Elvie Montejo of the Philippines, Ray and Esther Montejo of Australia, Ike and Mary Montejo of Belize and Trinidad Montejo of the Philippines.

Homer Bill is preceded in death by his parents; son Omar E. Wilson (2009); brother-in-law and sister-in-law; several aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Homer Bill’s Life Service will at 10:30 am Saturday June 14, 2014 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL.  Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219. Visitation will be Friday June 13, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home. An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post #219 with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121  Oblong, IL. 62449.


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