Our Dear Son, Uncle, Brother, and Friend John D. (J.D.) Wilson passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2018.
He was born January 19, 1970, to Sandra K. Wilson and Larry Wilson in Noblesville, IN. They later moved to Pensacola, FL. J.D. never married but surrounded himself with many loving friends. He is survived by his parents and his sister Cheri Crenshaw. He is predeceased by his grandfather John A. Repp, his grandmother Doris Rene (Trigg) Repp, his aunts, Jane A. Hiatt of Cicero and Jean Ellen "Putsie" Ferris of Virginia Beach.
J.D. never hid who he was. If he had an opinion, you’d hear about it. If he thought something was funny, he would laugh. If he felt the need to make someone smile, he would do something silly. It would be hard to recognize him without a smile on his face because he was always smiling. J.D. made friends easily and once you were his friend, you were his friend for life. If he wasn’t working, he was fishing. He was always on the hunt for the biggest fish, the wildest ride, and the thrill of the open sea. The beach was his home. He never had the desire to leave Pensacola. A big part of his desire to stay in Pensacola was his amazing friends, who adored him. Although he enjoyed living in Florida, he also enjoyed many family vacations. He rode snowmobiles in Colorado, enjoyed a pineapple drink on the beaches of Hawaii, witnessed a meteorological phenomenon called cloud inversion at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and explored many canyons in Utah. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and anyone who knew him.
A celebration of John D. Wilson’s life will be held at noon on November 3, 2018 on Pensacola Beach at the pier.
Merry Christmas JD. I wish you could be here with us, we are going to the parks in Orlando and I keep thinking about the times we did that before. We use to have so much fun. I hope you're having a good holiday with papaw. Love you.
CassieSt. George, UT
Kim WhiteHartselle, AL
Your memory & laughter echo in every room in my house....you helped to make it my home. I will never forget & eternally miss you.
Your other mother 💔
Roberta KochinskiPensacola, FL
J.D I hope you know we love you. I hope you're with papaw and mamaw watching over us, I hope that you're seeing everyone here who miss you and all the help your friends have been to this family. I hope you have the opportunity to look back at everything you did, all the good, and that you can smile and be at peace. I miss you. It's hard to accept that you're not around any more. Love you uncle.
Cassandra CrenshawSt. George, UT
J.D. was such a great person! He always had such a huge passion for life and if you were his friend you knew you were loved. I was always laughing with J.D. he made life fun. I send peacful and healing energy to his family and friends and promise to keep his spark for life in my heart for the rest of mine.
angela smudaSpringfield, MO
I met J.D. around 87 or 88. He was a regular around Ed's house on beach, I was a regular at Fred's house across street, soon everyone was a regular at both places. J.D. was just fun to be around, if ever anyone had a presence, it was J.D. You could put 100 people in a room for thirty minutes, let them out and ask one of them "Do you remember anyone in particular while you were in there?", of course they would answer "yeah, that big red headed fellow." J.D. will be missed by a lot of people. Pennsacola beach lost one of its number one sons. I will surely miss J.D. as the years go by.
Ky eldersOhatchee al., FL
My deepest sympathy to JD's Mom, sister, family and all of his friends... he will be dearly missed but never forgotten ♡
Cindy LawrenceGulf Breeze, FL
Theresa InghamGulf Breeze, FL