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In Loving Memory of
Charles Wade Wilson

Charles Wade Wilson, 65, of Granite City, Ill., born April 4, 1951 in
St. Louis, Mo., passed away at 1:49 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Granite City.

Mr. Wilson was a chipper at American Steel and a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam era. He was a member of AMVETS Post 51 and Teamsters Local 525. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and spending time with friends at Ken's Lounge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. and Doris Jean, nee Brown, Wilson; and a cousin, Erwin Porter.

Surviving are his daughter, Crystal Wilson of Alton, Ill.; his life partner, Linda McMurray; a sister, Donna (Gary) Schumacher of Edwardsville, Ill.; a brother, Harold "Bootie" and Sherrie Miller of Granite City, Ill.; his stepson, Joseph and his wife, Mattye McMurray of Granite City, Ill.; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Shadow.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Keith Braddock officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Thomas Saksa Funeral Home 2205 Pontoon Rd Granite City IL 62040  618-876-4321
Saksa Mateer Funeral Home  210 N. Kansas Edwardsville IL 62025  618-656-7577

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