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Edwin "Eddie" Marion Wilson

September 15, 1950 — February 21, 2024


Edwin "Eddie" Marion Wilson

Edwin "Eddie" Marion Wilson was born in Searcy, AR on September 15, 1950. He passed away on February 21, 2024. Eddie served his country with honor in the U.S. Navy and was recognized for his service with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Bronze Star.

Outside of his military commitments, Eddie had a passion for fishing and tending to his cows. He cherished his role as a family man and found immense joy in the company of his grandchildren.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Wilson and Katie (Minyard) Wilson; and his brother, Johnnie Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Melody Wilson, and their children: Shannon McCutcheon, Alvin Wilson (Kaede), Shawna Lawhon, and Janet Jackman (Michael). Eddie's legacy lives on through his grandchildren: Nick McCutcheon (Dana), Tyler Wilson (Megan), Elizabeth Simpson (Hayden), Madison Lawhon, Reagan Lawhon, Abbey Guttery, and Liddy Guttery. Additionally, he is survived by great-grandchildren: Brynley, Brayleigh, Ryder Wilson, Everleigh Simpson, and Braxton Simpson; sisters, Donna (Rob) Darter and Leoda (Ronnie) Mullins, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends who will all carry fond memories of him in their hearts.

Eddie's life was characterized by dedication to both his country and his loved ones. His kindness, love for family, and commitment to service will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A funeral service with Navy Honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market St. Benton, AR.

Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 26, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home Benton

322 N Market Street, Benton, AR 72015

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