Jimmy Darrell Wilson, 74, of Humboldt passed away at 11:45 PM on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at his residence.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Humboldt Cemetery. Rev. Dave Dolan will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Jim was born on April 11, 1948 in Red Boiling Springs, TN. He was a son of Oscar and Lydia Lucille (Cherry) Wilson. He married Catherine Ann Ernest on September 30, 1994 in Arcola, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine “Cathy” Wilson of Humboldt, IL, two sons, Darrell Wilson and his wife Karen of Mattoon, IL and David Wilson and his wife Amy of Arcola, IL, one step-daughter, Tanya Mendoza of Mattoon, IL, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three sisters, Ann Ruphard of North Hampton, NH, Debbie Landreth and her husband Stan of Greenup, IL and June Haught and her husband Kenneth of Charleston, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Jewell Vughan, Robbie Sue Butler and her husband Frank, and Johelen York, a brother-in-law, Cotton Ruphard, and a special friend, Tommy Smith.
Jim worked as a carpenter for nearly 40 years with Clarence Mast and Hayworth Homes out of Charleston, IL and he was a J and M Rep in Arcola, IL.
He had started and played in several bands: “Country TJ’s”, Jim Wilson and the Country 5”, “Humboldt Thunder” and “The 4 on the Floor”. The bands consisted of Jim, Brian McLane, Teri Green, Melvin Still and Timmy Stanton, Matt McLane, Al Phillips, and Konnie Crist. Jim played the drums and mostly sang.