December 21, 2015

Retired Major Donald Wilson, 83, of Trenton Florida died December 17, 2015 at Haven House Care Center in Chiefland Florida. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Don was a generous and caring man that knew no stranger, he was a friend to everyone he met.

Don was born on July 22, 1932 in Marion County Indiana and lived in Brownsburg Indiana until joining the US Air Force in 1951 and proudly spent the next 20 years serving our country in the US Military as an Air Force Pilot Air Crew Commander and Inspector.

Following the military Don worked for the University of Florida from 1974 until 1980 as assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and later as the Business Manager for the Agricultural Research Center in Belle Glade Florida.

Horses have always been a love and an obsession of Don’s, even as a small boy in Indiana. He was able to fulfill his dream of owning a Thoroughbred Race Horse business which he and his wife Annie operated over the past 25 years under the name of Hickory Hammock Farm. Don also loved and enjoyed fishing and golf.

Don is survived by his wife Annie, Sister Anita Leins and Brother Dale Wilson, Children, Donn Wilson, Robin Black, Lance Wilson and Trish Williams and Step Children, Lisa Wilson, Monica Steward and Virgil Steward and a total of 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his Parents, Elsie and Cagie Wilson and Brothers Jack Wilson, Bob Wilson and Bill Wilson.

A time of gathering to celebrate his life will be on Sunday, December 19th at the Milam Funeral Home in Newberry Florida. Don will be laid to rest in Brownsburg Indiana at a Graveside Service in Brownsburg Cemetery on Wednesday December 23rd. Family and Friends will gather at Matthews Mortuary at 1:30 pm for the service to begin at 2:00 pm. Matthews Mortuary is at 690 E. 56th St. Brownsburg, IN.

Don has a huge circle of friends and family that will miss him dearly.