James Strother “Bud” Wilson, age 91, of Brandenburg, KY, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, IN.
Bud was born on May 17, 1929 in Brandenburg, KY, son of the late Benjamin Oscar and Mary Louise Hardaway Wilson. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Isabel Major Wilson; and his siblings: sister, Ruth (Pete) Barr, sister, Margaret (Scott) Smith, brother, Ralph (Betty) Wilson, and sister-in-law, Rogene Wilson.
Bud retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Brandenburg United Methodist Church, the former president of the Meade County Cattlemen’s Association, and a former member of the Masonic Lodge. Bud was a University of Kentucky alumni and proud member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He also earned his masters from the University of North Dakota. Bud liked to say he spent 20 years in school, 20 years in the Air Force, 20 years as a farmer, and 20 years playing Rook at the Rook Barn in Garrett.
He is survived by his children: Ben (Maggie) Wilson of Brandenburg, Laura (Greg) Gumm of Florida, Leona (Jeff) Cannady of Brandenburg, and Glen (Lesley) Wilson of Brandenburg; sister, Dianna (Don) Skeeters of Radcliff, KY; brothers, Bob Wilson and David (Joan) Wilson of Brandenburg; 12 grandchildren: J.L. (Ashley) Cannady, Claire (Alex) Furnival, Leah (Zach) Hester, Jo Lynn Cannady, Bo (Kelsie) Wilson, Tate Wilson, Katie Wilson, Lydia Gumm, Dale Gumm, Luke Wilson, Mack Wilson, and Brock Wilson; and 3 great-grandchildren: Andi Kate Cannady, Chip Cannady, and Major Furnival.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Brandenburg United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M with burial will follow in the Cap Anderson Cemetery next to his wife.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from the Brandenburg United Methodist Church from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. and from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Friday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kindred Hospice, 391 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 or to the Brandenburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, 215 W Broadway, Brandenburg, KY 40108.
Online condolences may be left at www.bjsfunerals.com.