Gale E. Wilson, 77, of Gormania, WV, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at his home. Born on September 4, 1941, in Valley Furnace, WV, he was a son of the late Junior E. and Goldie Marie (Auvil) Wilson. He grew up working on a sawmill, worked at Island Creek Coal/Consol for 36 years and was a dozer operator for 10 years. He was a member of the Loch Lynn Church of God. He was known for making whistles, knives, guns and much more. He loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed being outdoors. He sang in a gospel group, “Mt. Top Gospelaires”, and was a member of Thursday night prayer group. His favorite scripture was John 3:16. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet (Poling) Wilson; two children, Glenn L. Wilson and wife Tammy and Glenda L. Stahl, both of Gormania; two grandchildren, Christopher L. Stahl, whom he raised, and Katie, and Ashley Paugh and husband Dylan; and three sisters, Helen Mouser, Kathy Hoffman and husband David, and Dorcas Moore and husband Larry; and a sister in law, Joyce Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Wilson, and a brother in law, Bill Mouser. Friends will be received Loch Lynn Church of God, 8649 Gorman Rd., Oakland on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held in the church on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 11 AM with Pastors Ivan and Cindy Ackerman officiating. Interment will follow in the Bayard Cemetery.
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