Cover photo for David Lee Wilson Sr.'s Obituary
1938 David 2023

David Lee Wilson Sr.

July 22, 1938 — August 13, 2023

Farmington

David Lee Wilson Sr., 85 passed away on Sunday August 13, 2023 at his home in Farmington New Mexico with family by his side. David Lee Wilson was born is Marion Indiana to John Willson and Beula Higgins on July 22, 1938.

David Lee Wilson Sr. is proceeded in in death by his wife Jonetta Wilson, parents John Wilson and Beula Higgins. Brothers Lucky Wilson, Johnny Wilson, Phillip Wilson and Jaywood Wilson.

David Lee Wilson Sr. moved to Farmington, New Mexico from Marion Indiana in 1954 where he later joined the Air Force and served his country for 4 years overseas then returned to Farmington where he met and married Jonetta, his wife of over 50 years, she passed away in 2008.

David Lee Wilson Sr. worked as a truck driver at ICX and Espanosa Cartiliage for over 35 years. After retiring as a truck driver, David and his wife owned and operated Wilsons Janitorial Service in Farmington, NM.

David and Jonetta had 5 children Susan Valdez, Sherry Smith (Larry), Diane Wilson. Deborah Harris (Mitch) and David Wilson Jr. Grandchildren Patricia Brown, Louis Valdez, Eric Valdez, Jessica Ratey, Corey Wilson, Krista Smith, Dallas Decker, Brianna Mata, Austin Decker, Destiny Virgilio, Rickey Kempf, Brandon Rosenthal, Tyler Rosenthal, Damien Wilson, Megan Bahena as well as 22 Great grandchildren.

David was an avid collector airplane models amongst many other collectible items. He loved all sorts of old war movies and loved his outings to Hobby Lobby,  his favorite place to shop. He also enjoyed going target shooting with family.

David Wilson loved his family, he will be greatly missed by all.

Pallbearers are Damian Wilson, Corey Wilson, David Wilson Jr., Ricky Kempf, Louis Valdez, and Tyler Rosenthal. Honorary Pallbearers are Shane Mercado and Brandon Rosenthal.

There will be a public viewing from 5-7pm on Monday August 21, 2023 at Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington. The following day we will celebrate David's life beginning at 10am at 404 West Arrington St, Farmington NM followed by a procession to Memory Gardens Cemetery.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Lee Wilson Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, August 21, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington, Greenlawn Cemetery

, Farmington, NM

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Funeral Ceremony

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington, Greenlawn Cemetery

, Farmington, NM

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Interment

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Memory Garden Cemetery

, Lukachukai, AZ 86507

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