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Wendell William Wilson, 87 of Springfield, went home to be with Jesus on July 3, 2022.

On July 29, 1961, Wendell married the love of his life, Janet Nicholson, in Woodward, OK. He graduated from High School in Meade, KS, in 1953, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from John Brown University. Following graduation from college, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served for 2 years. Wendell was employed as a draftsman/surveyor for American Natural Resources for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Janet, of Nixa, MO, his two sons Wayde and his wife Sonya, Wayne and his wife Vivi, and his sister, Dorothy Wilson. Wendell has 5 grandchildren: Tristin, Trevor, Noah, Travis, and Cora, and 2 great-granddaughters: Aviana and Maisie.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration service at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, MO, with Rev. Wayde Wilson and his brother Wayne officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.