Ira Lee Wilson
"Today I wrote my father's obituary. But nothing will ever capture my love for you, Dad."
Ira L. Wilson, 68, of Petersburg, Indiana, went to his heavenly home on Dec. 28, 2019. He was born Feb. 10, 1951, in Washington, Indiana, to Ira and Marcella Wilson (Fiddler).
Ira is survived by daughter Shannon (Scott) Blaize of Jasper, Indiana; two grandchildren, Saxxon (Ben) Knies of Dubois and Skyler Kuebler of Jasper; one sister, Linda Arvin Hensley of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Mona Wilson; and sister Mary Reams.
I am proud to say that my father served in the Vietnam War from 1969-1971. He suffered severely from PTSD and the effects that agent orange brought. The pain he endured from Vietnam was a rough reentry into civilian life. However, he loved me and his grandchildren like no other.
My father was a very private person and never liked being the center of attention. Per his wishes there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone. Call a friend or relative you haven't reached out to recently. Visit a nursing home resident or veterans facility. All acts of kindness are appreciated. Proud Vietnam veteran daughter, love you Dad.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
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Published on December 31, 2019


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Karen clark
Jan 14, 2020
I dont know ur dad. I was looking for a friend that passed. I read ur letter.
Very nice, very respectful. My dad went to vietnam also. God bless ur family.
Crystal Sloan
Jan 05, 2020
He was one of the good ones. He was always so nice to me. He loved to make people laugh. He will be missed. Prayers to the family 🌹
Ira J. Riley
Jan 04, 2020
God Bless you and your family ! I was in Vietnam Aug. 70 Aug. 71 I know it's a matter of time before I go. Only God knows !!!! Save a place in Heaven for me Ira !!!
Al Ellis
Jan 04, 2020
RIP kind sir. Your battle is won.
Brenda. Hale
Jan 04, 2020
I met your father at Senior center at Winslow, Indiana. Friendly but kept to him self, sorry for your loss
Jan 04, 2020
Your Dad was a blessing to many. Your love is greatest commandment and the 1st Fruit of the Spirit.
Your Dad is resting in the arms of Almighty God, at peace with no more pain.
Thank you for your kind words. My husband is also a Vietnam Veteran with Agent Orange. The LORD is the only one who knows when he will be called up to guard the gates. May the Lord richly bless you and your family. Never forget his service. The Lord looks on the heart.
Shannon Blaize
Jan 03, 2020
Thank you all for sharing your memories of my father. I hold them all very dear.
Thelma Bradshaw
Jan 03, 2020
I’m so very sorry about the loss of your Precious Father.
Sending Prayers to you and your Family.
A friend
Jan 03, 2020
I met Ira for the first time 30 years ago we spent the biggest part of the night shooting pool. I was younger & somewhat cocky but it didn't take long & he had me settled down & thought me some lessons in pool & life. Over time I begin to realize just how awesome he was . The kind of person that no matter where or when you ran into him it just made you happy to see him. With the love in his heart & twinkle in his eyes Ill forever think of him anytime I see a Santa Claus! I'm very sorry for your family's loss I will miss you my friend. Be with God & rest in peace Ira.
Scott Arnott
Jan 03, 2020
I was there in 69-70 too but my AO issues were localized in my right foot. I just had my 13th AO related surgery, most invasive so far but still very minor. May God Bless his, your family, and all other vets who served our Nation honorably. And while I never knew him, I'll bet he;d say the same thing!
Terri Holmes
Jan 03, 2020
Prayers to the family.

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