Gordon 'Abe' Wilson


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Posted Online: March 22, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Gordon H. "Abe" Wilson, 88, of Moline, died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 10 a.m until service time. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan.
Gordon Herbert Wilson was born on Aug. 28, 1924, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Fred and Anna Tilburg Wilson. He married Emily Ade on Nov. 18, 1950, in Moline. She died on July 27, 2003. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Abe worked at Alcoa as a overhead crane operator for 35 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Moline VFW Post No. 2056, the Moline Senior Center, a former member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Moline, and active in the Second Winders at Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island. He was a talented actor and singer, leading the chorus for the Moline Activity Center, performing for various community theaters including Music Guild and the Barn Theater and had the leading role in the movie "Meeting at Twin Forks," which was filmed in the Quad-Cities.
Gordon is survived by his special friend and loving companion, Anna Mae Hedger, Moline, and her grandchildren, Michelle (Oscar) Gomez, Moline, Monty (Dawn) Patton, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Anna Mae's 11 great-grandchildren; children, Anna (Joe) Meza, Alhambra, Calif., Clark Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif., Laurie (Dennis) Neal, Rock Hills, S.C., and Linda (Randy) Bullock, Moline; a foster daughter, Patricia Parcell, Milwaukee, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Fred (Beverly) Wilson Jr., Rock Island. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanne Deeters.
The family invites you to share stories and condolences and light a candle in Abe's memory at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.







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