Pastor Donald M. Wilson, a resident of Brisbin, PA, passed away peacefully Friday October 18th, 2019 at Windy Hill Village surrounded by family at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Evans) Wilson; his children Donald (Sylvia) Wilson, Daniel (Lisa) Wilson, and Joy (Jim) Howard; his grandchildren Chad (Tommi Felton) Harvey and Alaina (Andrew Zapf) Wilson; his great-grandchildren Annalyse and Kileigh Harvey and Azalea Zapf; and his brother Bob Wilson. He was predeceased by his brother Bill Wilson.
Donald was born in East Orange, NJ. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Bible. Donald was a pastor for 50 years at 4 churches, which included 15 years at West Somerset Baptist in New York and 25 years at Deep Creek Baptist in Maryland. After retirement, he continued to reach out and serve the community regularly preaching services at campgrounds and nursing homes. Donald took advantage of every opportunity to spread the word of God. He was a published author of the book “God’s Champion.”
Donald and Joyce shared 61 years of love and marriage together. He always took time to make memories with his loved ones. He thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, refinishing and producing customized furniture. He was a lover of the great outdoors and hunting. Donald was a leader and an exemplary man of God.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday October 22, 2019 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home, Inc. 200 David Street Houtzdale, PA. There will also be a memorial service held on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Brisbin Baptist Church 418 Swoope Street Brisbin, PA followed by a committal service at IOOF Cemetary with Rev. Mark Melhorn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Donald’s memory to Brisbin Baptist Church, Deep Creek Baptist Church, or West Somerset Baptist Church.
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