James “Pat” Wilson, 75, of Englewood, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Bertie Wilson; brother, Dwight Wilson; and son, Greg Wilson. Pat was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan; taught 30 years at Tellico Plains High School; and ministered at Starr Mountain Church of Christ. 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 Touré Lewis, Jerrica and Matt Knittel, and 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, and Christy and Stephen Barajas; great-nieces, Mandy Williams, and Cassidy and Isabella Barajas; his beloved church family at Starr Mountain Church of Christ; and friends and collages at Tellico Plains High School. Per his wishes, a graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Englewood with Minister Johnny Jenkins officiating. No formal visitation was held. In lieu of flowers, Pat requested to remember the 2nd Commandment, “Love your neighbor as thyself” and do something for your fellow man. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah was in charge of arrangements. If you were unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com

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