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Mickey Joe Wilson, 77

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024 at 4:02 pm

Mickey Joe Wilson, 77, of South Pittsburg, died June 6, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born on October 5, 1946, to the late Joe Ray and Juanita Brown Wilson. He graduated from South Pittsburg High School in 1964 where he was a member of the 1963 Championship football team, the All-Star team, and winning the Sportsman trophy his senior year.

He had several careers over the years, but his proudest achievement was teaching and coaching Pirate football with Don Grider. He became Director of Vocational Education in Marion County School System establishing the curriculum for vocational education and was instrumental in establishing the certification program for CNAs in Marion County. Over the years he enjoyed lifting weights, being outdoors including bass fishing on the Tennessee River and riding horses. He was a talented piano player and later in life a skilled woodworker. He loved life, his family and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Samantha Wilson; his daughters, Taffy Wilson of Sequatchie, Maggie (Mark) Cooper, of Hixson; one sister, Jane Dawkins, South Pittsburg; nephew, Tyler (Mary Katherine) Dawkins; great niece, Sophie of South Pittsburg, and many special friends. The family wishes to thank the nurses of Adoration Hospice of Jasper.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPHS Quarterback Club, PO Box 534, South Pittsburg, TN, 37380, or Christ Church Episcopal 302 3rd St., South Pittsburg, TN, 37380.

Arrangements are entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home, 400 Laurel Ave., South Pittsburg, www.rogersfuneralhome.com (423) 837-7176.

The Marion Tribune – June 13, 2024