Memorials would be appreciated made to Roane County, Tennessee Habitat for Humanity, 1391 James Ferry Rd, Kingston, TN 37763
John Morris Wilson, Sr, 78, died April 23, 2018 at Scenic View Nursing Center and Rehabilitation Center in Herculaneum, MO. Born on May 27, 1939 in Nashville, TN to Dr Charles William Wilson, Jr and Barbara Bookman Wilson. He had one brother, Charles William (Barbara) Wilson III of Oak Ridge (deceased), one sister, Katherine Ann Wilson of Nashville, and 14 nieces and nephews. Family home was in South Nashville, on the site of Confederate Redoubt # 1 from the Battle of Nashville during the War Between the States.
John was extremely involved with Scouting, and earned the Eagle Award, God and Country and Explorer Silver Awards and was a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. He remained involved in scouting for most of his life, and served as a Cubmaster for 5 years and Scoutmaster for 6 years. He was proud that as Scoutmaster, he worked with 14 young men in their successful quest for Eagle.
John attended Vanderbilt University where he received BA and MS degrees in Geology and Environmental Engineering. He taught as adjunct professor at Vanderbilt, Austin Peay, and the University of Tennessee at Nashville and had a 50 year career in groundwater hydrology and environmental cleanup. He has lived in TN, VA, TX, FL, MD, MO and MT, and completed projects in 42 states. He wrote over 250 reports and publications. He published 4 books on the Civil War plus 2 modern novels.
John was proud of his children, Barbara Elizabeth Wilson of Nashville,TN, John Morris (Kristin) Wilson, Jr of Eureka, MO, Richard Andrew (Kristin) Wilson of Columbia, MO and Kenneth Monroe (Lisa) Wilson of Festus, MO. His stepson, Gregory James (Amy) Scalf of Kingston, TN, was one of his children. John had nine grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew and Sarah Wilson of Festus, MO, Stephen (Kelsey) Wilson of Chicago, IL, Patrick and Michael Wilson of Eureka, MO, Adam Wilson and Forrest Wilson of Columbia, MO, Ridley Scalf of Kingston, TN and one great grandchild, Liam Wilson of Chicago, IL.
He was ordained a Deacon in 1980 and has served Epsicopal churches in all of the states in which he lived. Since 1980, he served as Deacon in 10 different churches. He worked as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for 25 years. He was active in the Cursillo movement of the Espiscopal Church.