Gregory D. Wilson, 57, of Connersville passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 with his wife and daughter at his side at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Greg was born in Richmond, Indiana on December 29, 1963 and is the son of C. Dale and Edna Wilson. He graduated from Connersville High School in 1982 before joining the United States Army as a Military Policeman. After attending basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, he returned home on leave and married his high school sweetheart, Angi (Spaulding) Wilson, at Harrisburg Union Church on November 1, 1982 and the two relocated to Muenster, Germany for his first assignment.
Greg served in the United States Army Military Police from 1982 to 1984 with the 6th Military Police Company as a Military Policeman in Muenster, Germany. He completed a second tour with the 564th Military Police Company from 1987 to 1991 in Wildflecken, Germany. He began his career in truck driving in 2006 after receiving his CDL with Werner Enterprises. In 2011 he graduated from Indiana Business College with an Associate of Arts in Veterinary Technician and continued on to become a registered Vet Tech in 2012. Most recently he was employed at Hickerson Transport as a truck driver, making short hauls.
In his leisure time, Greg loved spending time with his family, traveling, collecting diecast models, movie memorabilia, and all things Batman. He loved animals, especially his dachshunds Angus and Ozzie, and spent several years raising sugar gliders. Greg was passionate about listening to music, his favorite being Elton John. For over a decade he participated in dance classes ranging from tap to square dancing at Dixon Dance Studio beginning in the 2nd grade – even teaching a few classes as an adult. His love for rock and roll even had him setting up shop as an amateur DJ for several years. Greg had a wicked sense of humor that frequently led to spirited debates with his many friends, and no one who ever heard it will forget his joyful booming laughter.
In addition to Angi, his wife of 38 years, survivors include his daughter, Nicole (Dustin) Jackson of Muncie, Indiana; two grandsons, Damon Jackson and Sylas Jackson; sister, Jennifer Wilson (Charlie Rollins) of Falmouth, Indiana; nephews Brendan (Devan) Risch and Jacob (Kaitlyn) Risch; Aunt Virginia (Bill) Daugherty of Kokomo; many cousins; and loved ones Greg (Joy) Lee.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents and loved ones, Joan Graham and Bill Wise.
Per the family’s request, there will be no viewing, and memorial service will be held at a later date. Due to COVID-19, the family is not receiving visitors at this time. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Indiana Donor Network Foundation or to the Humane Society.
A Facebook group has been established in memory of Greg to share fond memories. The Facebook group can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/memorialforgregwilson. When the memorial service is held, a livestream video event will be created on this Facebook group, so please join the group if you’d like to know when the event is scheduled and/or to be able to virtually view the event. In-person attendees may be limited due to COVID-19 so please be aware that attendance of the event may only be offered virtually.