Billie C. Wilson, 83, of Greenfield, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at his home.
Born on April 12, 1933, in rural Memphis, Tennessee as the son of Robert S. and Annie L. (Brigance) Wilson. He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1951. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman aboard the Princeton Aircraft Carrier during the Korean War from 1951-1956. After serving in the war, Billie received his accounting degree from Indiana Central Business College. He married Patricia (Cuppy) in 1957.
He started Wilson Accounting Services in 1964 in Greenfield and owned and operated the company for 50 years before retiring. Mr. Wilson was a member of numerous community organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Hancock County, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Quarter Midgets of America and Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama. He enjoyed traveling, golfing and auto racing.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Curtis (Sherry Libertore) Wilson of Greenfield and Blake (Myra) Wilson of Sheridan; daughter, April (William) Losin of Fishers; sister, Helen Wilson Miller of Greenfield; grandson, Jacob Losin of Fishers; and three granddaughters, Shelby and Haley Wilson of Sheridan and Erin Losin of Fishers.
Billie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert B. Wilson; and sister, Martha Jessup.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 U.S. 40 West, Greenfield, IN 46140, with Revs. R.B. Bingham, Danny St. Clair and Luke St. Clair of Anderson officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with military rites presented by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Hancock County, 715 E. Lincoln St., Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.