Wilson, Paul "Scrub" (Benton)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Paul “Scrub” Wilson, 72, a resident of Benton, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2018 at Tennova Health Care in Cleveland.  He loved to tell stories and make people laugh.  He loved his church, daughters, grandchildren and was a devoted husband.  He was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and Ocoee Lodge 212 F&AM. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Mae Wilson; sisters, Bea Holman, Lois Gilley and Myrtle “Tootsie” Green. 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judy Wilson; daughters, Sherri (Gerald) Crump, Jennifer Serrano and Christy (Arthur) Trentham; grandchildren, Jasmine Serrano and Jared Serrano; step-grandchildren, Corey (Jana) Crump, Oliver Crump, La-Rae Trentham and Masan Trentham; brothers, Harold Wilson, of Knoxville, Robert Wilson, of Spring City, Tn., Lloyd Wilson, of Cartersville, Ga. and Mike Wilson of Benton.  Several nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home, with Reverend Homer Roberts and Reverend Jay Goss officiating.  Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the funeral home, concluded by a Masonic Service.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Green, Masan Trentham, Tim Lynch, Jesse Mashburn, Matt Cummings and Jason Green. 

Send a message of condolence and view the Wilson Family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.

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