Frank and Lillie Wilson

     Dad was born on October 12, 1919 in Perry County to
Elder Kernie Lee Wilson and Mintie Hogston Wilson.
He served in the Army during WWII, earning the
Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Dad was raised in the
Old Regular Baptist Church.
     When Dad was in the service, Grandpa Wilson got a letter from him
saying that before he went into battle, he always recited Psalm 23.
He knew where his help came from, and that only the prayers of the
righteous would bring him home. Dad worked for Brother John Preece
for many years. While working there, he was blessed to work with
Brother I.D. Back, Brother Clifton Hampton, Brother Merle Caudill,
Brother Hamp Caudill, and many others whom he loved very much
and had the utmost respect for. All of these men of God had a great
influence on Dad.
     Our Dad was not just a good and faithful worker and soldier, he
was a wonderful husband and the best dad in the world. He made
sure we were taught the right way to go, and to have respect for other
people, our flag, and our country. Dad passed away suddenly at home
on April 3, 1984, being only 64 years and 6 months of age.
     Mom was born on March 11, 1920 in Breathitt County to Thomas
Jefferson Smith and Gletha Young Smith. Mom met Dad and
they were married on May 23, 1942. They were married 42 years
when Dad passed away. During their marriage they had 8 children,
Earnest, Danny, Ray, Glenda, Billy Joe (stillborn), Ellen, Marylyn
and Terry; and 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mom
received salvation several years ago. She joined the Lothair Old Regular
Baptist Church, but in the early 80’s she moved her letter to the
Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church of Blackey. Mom loved going
to her church and the sister churches. She got such a blessing out
of the beautiful singing and anointed preaching. Mom was a devout
Christian. She prayed many prayers for her children and the rest of
her family and friends. She was a firm believer that after God, family
was next. She wanted her family around all the time. Mom had been
sick for several years but the last 14 months got her down. When she
broke her hip in December, 2004, she never quite got over it. Mom
left her home here on earth to go to her eternal home on June 19,
2005. She was 85 years, and 3 months of age at her passing. We
grieve for both of our beloved parents, but would not bring them
back to this troublesome world for anything. They’re with our Savior.
We can’t bring them back, but we can certainly go to them and
we will.

     Written with love and broken hearts,
     the children of the most-loved parents in the world.