Leon C. Wilson Jr.

Leon C. Wilson Jr., 75, of 118 Holbrook St., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in WCA Hospital.

He was born Jan. 6, 1938, in Niobe, a son of the late Leon C. Wilson Sr. and Lillian Smith Wilson Gustafson.

He was a 1956 graduate of Jamestown High School, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 21 years.

Prior to his retirement in 2000, he was employed by Dowcraft in the layout department. He had earlier worked for Dahlstroms.

He was a member of Chautauqua County Genealogy Society and two different coin clubs.

Surviving are three children: Leon D. (Kimberly) Wilson, Kathleen (Anthony) Conti and Michael Shawn (Lucinda) Wilson, all of Jamestown; nine grandchildren: Michelle A. Weltikol, Daniel F.F. Wilson, Gregory O. Wilson, George W. Stroebel, Michael A. Conti, LeeAnn Conti, Kylie Elizabeth Wilson, Camryn Alexis Wilson and Patrick Michael Wilson; three great-grandchildren: Trevor S. Weltikol, Zoe L. Weltikol and Cecelia A. Wilson; and his former wife, Cecile Wilson of Jamestown.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Ernest Gustafson.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald A. Haglund will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Panama Union Cemetery.

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Leon at www.lindfuneralhome.com.