James E. "Whip" Wilson, 73, of Gillespie, IL, died at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, IL on Monday, December 16, 2019. He was born July 28, 1946, in Peoria, IL to Glenn M. Wilson & Lily (Elliott) Wilson. He married Laura (Bussone) Wilson on January 27, 1973. He was a retired car salesman. Whip’s greatest joy was his grandchildren. He was so proud of them and was the biggest fan of all of their interests and accomplishments. Whip also enjoyed sports, whether it was playing himself or following Gillespie teams and his beloved Chicago Cubs. He is survived by his spouse, Laura Wilson of Gillespie, IL, daughters, Whitney Page (Brian) of Gillespie, IL, Megan Wilson (Phillip Kaduk) of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Iris Page, Leo Page, Eve Kaduk, Dez Kaduk, brothers, Gerald Wilson (Cathy) of Gillespie, IL, Glenn Wilson (Christy) of Gillespie, IL, sister, Ellen Brown (Ron Carney) of Gillespie, IL, mother in law, Mary Ann Bussone, step mother in law, Patsy Bussone, brothers in law, Robert Bussone, Douglas Bussone and sister in law, Janice Weidner. James was preceded in death by his parents, father in law, James Bussone, brothers in law, James Weidner, Steve Brown, David Bussone and sister in law, Judy Wilson. Friends may call on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services are Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie, IL. Memorials are suggested to Partnership for Educational Excellence District 7. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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