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Jesse “Topper” Wilson, 74, St. Joseph, MO

Jesse “Topper” Wilson, 74, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home of kidney failure.

Jesse “Topper” Wilson, 74, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home of kidney failure.

He was born February 25, 1939 to Jesse and Georgia (Simpson) Wilson in Savannah, Missouri.

He married Victoria LaFave on April 7, 1961. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2003.

Jesse proudly served in the United States Navy and retired from Wire Rope Corporation in 2003.

He enjoyed fishing with his grandkids, was in numerous bowling leagues and was a huge Chiefs fan.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Mike Dollen; and brothers, Donald and Winston Wilson.

Survivors: son, Scott Wilson (Cindy); granddaughters, Melanie Douglas, St. Joseph, Missouri, Brittany Wilson, St. Joseph, Missouri Shelby Wilson, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Tiffany White (Robert), Savannah, Missouri; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Georgia Hector, St. Joseph, Missouri, Elberta Wilson-Schaefer, Bel Air, Texas, Doroty Fletchall (Virgil), St. Joseph, Missouri Darlene Budine (Gary), Forest City, Missouri and Joyce Lynn (Mark), Urbana, Missouri; sister-in-law, Rita Wilson, Savannah, Missouri; and brother, Gerald “Butch” Wilson, Forest City, Missouri.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the American Cancer Society and Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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