Carlis B. Wilson


Carlis Wilson joined the KYGenWeb Project in January 2004 as coordinator for the Metcalfe County site and added Casey County in May of 2004. In addition, he also maintained the Metcalfe and Russell County USGenWeb Archives from January 2004 to February 2005.

Many, many Kentucky researchers loved and respected Carlis; he is greatly missed.

Carlis' Obituary:

Carlis B. Wilson, age 70, passed away Monday May 16, 2005 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born June 22, 1934 in Columbia, KY to the late Leslie and Blanche (Wheeler) Wilson.

He was a retired minister of Church of God and pastured churches in Indianapolis, Noblesville, Veedersburg, South Bend, Shelbyville, Anderson, Kokomo, Seymore, and Muncie. He was a retired auto technician, Genealogist web master, and Authored several books He was a member of the Church of God (Cleveland Assembly), Kentucky Colonel, Received his degree as Doctor of Divinity and Ordained bishop of Church of God. He was also ASE certified Technician, and Member of the Adair County, KY Genealogical Society.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Lola (Kiser) Wilson of Muncie. 3 Daughters: Judy (husb Robert) Gault of Cleveland, TN, Debbie (husb Randy) Bertram of Yorktown, and Marcia (husb Kevin) Baker of Fishers. 2 Sisters: Marcine(husb John) Hamilton of Indianapolis, Ethel (husb David) Eck of Plainfield. Brother: David (wife Yolanda) Roe of Bedford. Grandchildren: Jeremy and Jonathan Gault, Christopher and Amanda Bertram, and Cassie and Collin Kelly. Also surviving are several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, and Brother: Leslie Wilson Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Thursday May 19, 2005 at Elm Ridge Funeral Home with Revs. Jerry Ballard, Danny Tompkins, and Gary McManus officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Published in the Muncie Star press on 5/18/2005.