James Lester Wilson
June 24, 1940 – February 22, 2019
James L Wilson 78 years old of Riverdale, Ca passed away Friday February 22, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. after a 2 year battle with Lung cancer. He was born June 24, 1940 in Bokoshe, Oklahoma to Raymond Earl & Zora Mae Higgs Wilson. In 1948 James and his family moved to California. Where they worked all around central California as farm workers. James worked for the last 31 years for Terra Linda Farms in Five Points, California. Until he reached the age of 77 years old. He was a man who wanted to work until he couldn't anymore and always wanted to be busy. After having surgery for the Lung cancer he couldn't work anymore.
James is survived by his wife of almost 52 years Patricia Williamson Wilson of Riverdale, Ca son Raymond L Wilson his wife Becky Wilson, 1 Granddaughter, 1 Grandson, and 3 great grandchildren all of Riverdale, ca. Son Lester Wilson of Riverdale, Ca and Numerous nephews and nieces.
He was proceeded in death by his father Raymond Earl Wilson and Mother Zora Mae Higgs Wilson, his brother Sam Wilson and his sister Myrtle Wilson Sagers.
We his family are going to miss his strong work ethic, humor, strength and loving manners.
James, we love and miss you.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. A graveside Service will be held on Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona. Friends who wish can make donations in James' memory to the American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711.