Claude Henry Wilson

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4551 Willard West Road Willard OH 44890 6/29/2017 14:00:00

4551 Willard West Road Willard OH 44890 6/30/2017 11:00:00

Claude Henry Wilson, age 73, resident of rural Shelby, Ohio, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 7, 1943 in Russell County, Virginia to the late Carl and June (Belcher) Wilson. Claude was in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and had worked as a quality inspector for MTD, where he later retired on October 12, 2009. He attended the Temple of God Church in Shelby. Claude was a faithful Christian and enjoyed ministering to others. He was a Cleveland Sports fan and enjoyed working outside.
He is survived by his three children, Steve Wilson of Plymouth, Mark Wilson of Shelby, and Rita Gayle and Emery Back of Plymouth; four grandchildren, Lauren McClain, Steven Wilson II, Brianna and Aden Back; a great granddaughter, Maddilynn Stump; twin brother, Clyde Wilson of Willard and brother, Kenneth Wilson of Finney, VA; two sisters, Darlis Maxfield of Honaker, VA and Sue Wilson of Lebanon, VA.
In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia L. (Honaker) Wilson and a son, Ricky Wilson.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Willard Church of God. Funeral services will be held at the Willard Church of God on Friday at 11:00 AM with Pastor John Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio with Military Honors. Online condolences may be shared to the family by visiting


Honaker Family Assn. - Jul 1, 2017

Please accept condolences from the Honaker Family Association. Patricia L.[7] Honaker (Clifford Harold[6], Ralph[5], William Linkous[4], Isaac William[3], Isaac[2], Martin[1], Hans Jacob Honaker, 1749 Swiss immigrant to Philadelphia.

Ray Bays - Jun 30, 2017

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone.

Mike & Donnie Courtright - Jun 27, 2017

Steve and family, so sorry for your loss, but we all know that Claude is in a much better place right now. I will always remember what a happy spirit your Dad had. No matter what kind of day you were having, 30 seconds with him, and you were on top of the world again. He just had that gift! He is with his Savior now.

Julie Wells - Jun 27, 2017

I am sorry for your loss.

Yvonne (Hegedusic) Kearney - Jun 27, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I used to work with Claude and he was such a great man! He’s dancing with Jesus now and there’s no better place to be! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins - Jun 27, 2017

To the children and entire family of Bro Claude, we are so sorry to hear of his going home. He is home now and he and Patty are together again. God’s big heaven is getting more and more of our loved ones. Our prayers for each of you, we will probably not get to attend the viewing. S. T. is having a heart procedure done on Thursday. Not sure about being able to attend funeral either, but know that you are all in our hearts and prayers. Love to each.