Alvin M. “Pete” Wilson, 87, of Benton died Wednesday, May 23. He was born March 18, 1925, in Higginson. He was retired from Alcoa and a member of North Forth Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kattie Minyard Wilson; parents, Johnny B. and Cora Wilson; and a brother, J.B. “Junior” Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Jeff Wilson; sons, Johnie O. Wilson and wife Jean, Eddie Wilson and wife Melody; daughters, Donna Darter and husband Rob, Leoda Mullins and husband Ronnie; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of Benton; brother, Jack Wilson of Benton; a sister, Ruby Poole of Higginson; stepchildren, Sandy McDonald, Jeffrey Rickard, Marty Rickard, Joey Rickard, Ritchie Rickard, all of Benton; and nine step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Alvin Wilson, John Wilson, Jarret Rickard, Josh Halpain, Andrew Rickard and Shawn Lawhon. Alternates are Joey Rickard and David Minyard. Honorary pallbearers are members of the DRW Hunting Club.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Don McCutcheon officiating. The eulogy will be given by Glendle Minyard. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved farming and raising a garden.