Russell Vincent Wilson
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Russell Vincent Wilson, 97 of Columbus, Indiana passed peacefully at Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus, Indiana on September 3, 2022.
Russell was a member and Sunday School superintendent of Old Union Church. He was a construction superintendent of George Bahre and Jung Claus Construction Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born in Galena, Indiana on December 10, 1924. His parents were Sylvester Newton and Adelia "Jessie" (Coombs) Wilson. Russ grew up in a railroad and farming family. He moved with his parents and siblings to a farm on State Road 252, close to the Camp Atterbury area.
Russ married his childhood friend and sweetheart, Ellen Lorraine Roth on April 28, 1946 at United Methodist Church in Edinburgh, Indiana.
He is survived by his wife, daughters, Sheila L. (Jon) Carr of Columbus, Indiana and Sandie E. Goodwin of Hope, Indiana, daughter-in-law, Carol Wilson of Rochester, New York, granddaughters, Wendy L. Joslin and Stephanie E. Wilson, great-grandchildren, Alex A. Joslin and Brynn V. Wilson, and sister-in-law, Linda Richards of Franklin, Indiana.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, son, Stanley Russell Wilson, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, son-in-law, Tim Goodwin, and grandson-in-law, Aaron M. Joslin.
A funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Jim Hudson at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh, Indiana. Calling will be 11:00 AM until time of service. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice.
Russ loved golf, boating, farming, and carpentry. Russ was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He never stopped moving, working on his 60 acre farm, flipping houses, or building apartments in Edinburgh. A few of his accomplishments include, being an active church trustee, Edinburgh VFW founder, Co-founder of Edinburgh Fall Festival, a member of Taylorsville School Board, and served on the advisory board for Bartholomew County. Russell was the Indiana Corn Shucking Champion in his teen years.
Russ served on one of only two Naval ships out of eight that delivered supplies to Russia. He was given orders to get his estate in order, due to deployment to sweep for mines in Tokyo Bay. Thankfully the war ended stopping his deployment to Japan.
Russell and his fianc?, Ellen Roth had a special code they used at the end of their many letters during deployment oversees. When Russell signed, "Love you." .... the meaning was, "I'm in England." and when Russell signed, "Love forever."..., the meaning was, "I'm leaving port."
Russell will be missed by family, friends, and all who knew him for his quick wit, humor, and entertaining stories.