Pelham Jennings Wilson

August 2, 1925 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 94)


Pelham Jennings Wilson, age 94 of Louisville , KY , beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis , MO.   He was born in Irvington , KY on August 2, 1925 , son of the late David B. and Clara F. Wilson.  He was the eldest of five children.

P.J. or “Sam”, as he was known, retired from Trimac Corporation where he was a Rate Manager for over 30 years.  He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United States Army.  He loved his Kentucky Wildcats and was often found reading the “Cats Pause”.

P.J. is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Dowell Wilson, daughter Stephanie W. Cummings, son-in-law Mark Cummings, granddaughters McKinsey and Melinda, brother Paul Wilson, and many nieces and nephews.  His siblings who preceded him in death were David “Bud” Wilson, Shirley Dean Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Hall.

Funeral arrangements will be as follows: Trent-Dowell Funeral Home, Hardinsburg, KY with Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00-2:00pm following with a brief Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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September 13, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Trent-Dowell Funeral Home
308 South Hardin Street; P.O. Box 296
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

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