Pleasant L. “P.L.” Wilson Jr., 80, Wabash, died at 9:25 am, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 22, 1937 in Wabash, to Pleasant L. and Irma (Clauve) Wilson.
Wilson was a 1955 graduate of Noble Township High School in Wabash and attended Purdue University two years, before returning to Wabash, to farm with his father. He first married Theeonn J. Sloan on April 6, 1958 at the E.U.B. Church in Wabash; she died April 30, 1972. He then married Luvernia P. Schacht on December 22, 1973 at the Grace Brethren Church in Toppenish, Washington. Wilson. was a lifelong farmer. He was a former member of the Wabash Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he was the treasurer for 20 years. He helped start a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Peru, and also was the treasurer there. He was a current member of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene. Wilson served as treasurer of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Board in Wabash County, and was an active member of the Wabash Camp of Gideons International handing out Bibles and being involved in the jail ministry.
He is survived by his wife, Luvernia Wilson, Wabash; five children, Wanda (Keith) Bollman, Warsaw, Gina (Jerry) Krause, Wabash, Sheila (Rex) Grossman, Urbana, Pleasant L. “Ped” (Lindsey) Wilson III, Wabash, and Aimee Wilson, Indianapolis; ten grandchildren, Allison (Peter) Sielaff, South Whitley, Brittany (Zach) Puckett, Warsaw, Nathan (Katy) Krause, Aurora, Illinois, Alyssa Krause, Wabash, Jessica Krause, Broad Ripple, Erica (Tyler) Sickmeyer, Santee, Calif,, Steven (Kassie) Grossman, Urbana, Jarrett Wilson, Kolton Wilson and Kierra Wilson, all of Wabash; and four great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Gloria Harman, Roma Hindman and Phoebe Barnard.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Kirk Johnson, and J.D. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call between 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Gideon’s International.
The memorial guest book for P.L. may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.