James Arlen Wilson was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Goosecreek, Baytown. He died Oct. 10, 2012 at his home in Kaysville, Utah.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon McGaha Wilson; George A. Wilson, of Bountiful, Utah, Lee Jamison Wilson of Seven Points, James (Jimmy) Wilson, of Seven Points, Jay A. Wilson, of Seven Points, and former wife Nona Faye Wilson of Seven Points.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Smallwood.
He was blessed with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, on Belmont St., in Athens. Visitation will precede the service.