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Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900

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Obituary for Alva "Joe" Joe Wilson

Alva "Joe"  Joe Wilson
Alva Joe Wilson was born September 26, 1938, to Goldie and Alva Wilson in Marshall, MO. He passed away on June 6, 2018, at Northcare Hospice House.

Joe graduated from Marshall High School in 1956, and, leaving behind his high school sweetheart, entered the Navy to serve in aviation ordnance on the U.S.S. Hancock. Loading bombs on fighter jets was just the job for the fearless Joe Wilson.

Returning home in 1959, Joe reunited with his sweetheart, Donna Reed, and proving that opposites attract, were married on September 13, 1959. Their daughter, Beth, arrived on April 16, 1961, followed by Jeff, on January 29, 1965. The family home in Independence was full of laughter and love.

Joe’s career found him with the U.S. Postal Service, PepsiCo, Sunshine-Keebler, Safeway/Food Barn, Wonder Bread/Hostess and Price Chopper. He finally retired about five years ago. Joe is a lifetime member of the USS HANCOCK CV/CVA-19 ASSOCIATION.

Joe and Donna were married for 50 years until her death in 2010. Joe is also preceded in death by his mother, Goldie, his father, Alva, and his brother Don, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by daughter Beth Wilson (Becky), of Dallas, Texas; son Jeff Wilson (Brenda), of Independence; granddaughter Jenna Wieberg (Justin), of Lee’s Summit, and their children Cooper and Kinley, and granddaughter Aimee Morton (Brett), of Independence, and their son Emmett.

Services will be at Speaks Suburban Chapel on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 pm in Independence, MO, with visitation from 6-7. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in care of Alva Joe Wilson, to Northcare Hospice House, 2500 Clay Edwards Drive, 2nd Floor, North Kansas City, MO 64116.
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