John Willis Wilson, 74, of McDonough, passed away on Tuesday March 20, 2018. Born in Decatur, Georgia, he was a classic car enthusiast. He was a member of numerous organizations such as the Panthersville Lodge #543 F&AM, Yaarab Shrine of Atlanta, Royal Order of Jesters in Atlanta Court #91 and was also a past president of the Yaarab Shrine Motor Corp in 1995. John was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Wilson and Ollie Cowan Wilson. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Wilson; two children, Michele Wilson Bryant and Natalie Cain (Terry); grandchildren, Austin Harris, Lexi Harris, Brandon Cain, Brittany Cain, Savannah Cain; great grandchildren, Landon, Hudson and Skylar Cain. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, March 24th at 2 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel. Pastor Benny Tate will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Yaarab Shrine Hospital Fund at 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 1040 Main St. Stone Mountain, Georgia 30086. Online Condolences may be offered at

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  1. I loved him so much and I have such wonderful fond memories of him. He was just like having another brother!! Now he is home and free from pain and resting from his labors. What a reunion in heaven with all the Wilson clan. There was so much love between all the cousins and plenty of happy times together!!! My prayer is for all his family to have peace and comfort that only the Lord can provide and keep seeing his face in his grandchildren and smile for them!! He was special!! My friend!!
    Brenda Wilson Smith

  2. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. May you find comfort and peace in the
    promise found at Rev. 21:,3,4.

  3. My sincere condolences go to you and your family I know I can be difficult when losing a loved one acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  4. It was such a pleasure to have met such a sweet and amazing man. I love hearing the stories of him. He was an angel on here on earth that was called back home to continue his job as an angel to look after and protect the family and friends that he left here and to prepare them a place to come home too in the future. To the family and friends, my sincere condolences to you all. Not everyone gets to have such a beautiful memory of such a good father, friend, and husband and those are memories that keep you smiling for the rest of your lives. I am keeping you all in my prayers. And may God comfort you with strength and guidance and wrap his loving arms around you all in the next few weeks and longer. After his meeting with his lost loved ones and watching over his living family; I bet he will make a B line to go find Dale Earnhardt. God Bless you all.

  5. May God Bless and be with you at this time. We are so sorry to hear of Willis passing. Wonderful memories to share with all the family. Prayers for all of you.
    Wayne and Chris

  6. Willis gave me to most precious gifts in life,he gave me our beautiful daughters, Michele Wilson Bryant and Natalie Wilson Cain. Willis I know how brave you have been during your battle with cancer for the last 14 years. You always had such a positive attitude that no matter what God was holding your hand.. God’s Amazing Grace is with each of us during this time very difficult time. Your journey on earth is complete, We may not see your smiling face or hear your voice, but your LEGACY, and your LOVED will live on forever in our hearts. Wonderful memories that we shared and cherished.. What I know with all my heart is how much you LOVED Michele and Natalie, there was never a doubt in my mine or theirs.. They are going to MISSED YOU with all their hearts, they had a wonderful dad in you. May GOD give each of you Strength, Guidance and Warp his Loving arms around you all and bring Peace in your Hearts that only GOD can bring. The peace that we all know is that Willis is NOT suffering any more and no more pain. Now YOU will be able to meet our son, give him a hug and kiss, let him know that one day I will be meeting him also…Wonderful memories that we have shared, my daughters, if I could take this pain away for you I would! It is hard to know that I (your mom) can’t take away your pain that you have in your broken hearts.. Austin and Lexie, cherish all the memories you shared with Grandpy. My Love and Prayers surrounds each of you. Your loving Mom

  7. Brenda, Geoff and I send our prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. I know you will miss John very much but just talk to him as he is watching over you. We will not be there as we are in Florida. We will be thinking of you and praying for you tomorrow. Hugs, Melanie and Geoff Decker

  8. Will really miss you John. Jack and I so much enjoyed your friendship!
    Our condolences to you Brenda. He was a good husband and best friend to you.
    Much love, Carol and Jack

  9. So very sorry to hear of Willis’s passing. Wish I could have been there but not able to get around. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Philip Wilson and Family

  10. Brenda we were so shocked to hear of John’s passing. He was such a loveable man.
    We only learned about it after it was all over. You will be in our prayers.

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