Terry Wilson, Sr.

  • Born: August 4, 1943
  • Died: September 25, 2015
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Terry Wilson, Sr., 72, of Springfield, passed away at 12:59 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center.

Terry was born August 4, 1943 in Springfield, the son of William K. and Jewel Stephens Wilson. He married Gloria Judd on March 14, 1964 at Capital Christian Church. They recently celebrated 51 years of marriage.

Terry was a graduate of Feitshans High School. He retired from Central Baptist Church after 30 years of dedicated service. Terry was a member of South Tower Community Church in Dawson, where he served as Deacon. He was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, and his life was a living testimony of his faith. Terry was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and touched so many lives with his kindness and compassion. Terry Wilson made a difference!

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Springfield; son, Terry (wife, Kelly) Wilson, Jr. of Greenview; daughter, Sheila Wilson of Virden; his beloved grandchildren; sister, Gladys Bumgardner of Dawson; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Visitation will be held at South Tower Community Church (1350 South Tower Rd., Dawson, IL) on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service to immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Charlie Carver officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Terry L. Wilson Sr. Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Springfield, 3400 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL 62711.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Gloria, Terry Jr., Sheila & family,

There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for the loss of your loved one. However find comfort in knowing our Lord welcomed Terry with open arms, his faithful servant.
Our families have been close for many years thus we have many happy memories to share, about this kind & loving man.

Please know we are always here if needed.

As for Terry, we are not saying good-bye just saying "we will see you again, Buddy"!!

Byron, Pat, BJ, Theresa,Brooke Kayla & Howie

Posted by Byron & Pat Howie - Springfield, IL   October 01, 2015


So many years Dave and I worked with Terry at Central Baptist Church. Always he was a man with a gentle, serving spirit. Missed him and Gary so much when they left the church. No one could ever fill his shoes in the same way. May God continue to comfort you, Gloria, and all your family, just as He always has in the past and will in the future.

Dave & Carol Matheson

Posted by Carol Halteman Matheson - Springfield, IL - Friend   September 30, 2015

Gloria, Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jayne Krug - Springfield, IL - Friend   September 30, 2015

Terry, my dear friend, I will miss you, but I have comfort knowing I will see you again in our Father's house in Heaven. Gloria, I lift you up to Our Father for comfort. Terry and Sheila, you were your father's joy, he loved you both without measure. You gave him the gift of grandchildren which he adored. May our Lord comfort all of you through this time of mourning.

Posted by Sue Powers - Buckhart, IL - Sister in Christ   September 30, 2015

May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief. May all his memories stay close to your heart. Psalms 46 : 1 Joanna

Posted by Joanna sitz    September 28, 2015