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Ronnie Lee Wilson

May 4, 1959 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 63)


Ronnie Lee Wilson, 63 of Champaign passed away at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday May 17, 2022 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.  He was born May 4, 1959 in Champaign, the son of Robert Lee and Laverne (Elam) Wilson. 

 He is survived by: three sisters: Christine Griggs of Milwaukee,WI, Patricia Wilson-Flowers and Darlene Wilson-Johnson, both of Champaign, IL; daughter: Taryn Wilson of Savoy, IL; grandchildren: Aiden Taylor and Myles Short; four nieces; four nephews; his right hand man Tony Hutchinson; dear friend Stephany Winston-Howard, a special group of long time friends that were like brothers: Calvin Miller, Danny Douglas, and Albert Murray; and a host of family and friends.

 He is preceded in death by: his parents: Robert and Laverne Wilson; sister: Irish Jean Wilson; brother: Donny Wilson; paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents.

 Ronnie attended Unit 4 Schools and was a graduate of Champaign Central High School, Class of 1978.  He was employed by the University of Illinois in the Central Stores Department.  He served in the Illinois Army National Guard stationed at the National Guard Armory, Urbana.

 Ronnie had a great passion for sports, especially the Illini and Chicago Cubs.  Ronnie was a part of “The Fast Four” for Edison Junior High Class of 1975, 440 Yard Relay Team.  He was a long time member of the Rad Rock Softball Club.  Ronnie also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family and friends.  And we can’t forget his new-found love for Western shows!

 While we will miss him dearly, God had a different plan for him and chose to call him home.

 Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview. Elder James Harden will officiate.  Visitation will be Tuesday May 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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