James A. Wilson, 71, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his residence.
James was born Feb. 6, 1947, in Piqua, to the late Alfred Hamilton and Dora Fern Miller Wilson. On Aug. 3, 1974, he married the love of his life, Karen Lea Kazee, in Middletown.
James was a beloved member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. He retired from the Urbana City Schools after 35 years of dedicated service to his students. After retiring, James still kept farming and enjoyed buying and selling antique tools and other various items. He also enjoyed buying and rebuilding tractors with his good friends, Terry Riley and Patrick Willis. James was a loving and generous man, devoted to God, his church and his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
James is survived by his wife, Karen Wilson; goddaughter, Jennifer Buchenroth; and grandson James Gohl.
James also is preceeded in death by a brother, John.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Jennings Farley & Seeley Funeral Home & Crematory, with visitation beginning at noon. Burial takes place in Highland Memorial Cemetery following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1470 W. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jenningsfarly.com.