John Dennis Wilson of Indianapolis, Indiana went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the age of 81. John was born August 12, 1940, the only child of Harold and Opal Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Wilson; his daughter Jennifer Tribbett of Denver, Colorado; his son Joel Wilson (Carleigh) of Frankfort, Indiana; grandchildren Jordan and Connor Tribbett, Megan and Simon Wilson.
He grew up on the farm in Rushville, Indiana and graduated from New Salem High School in 1958. John then attended and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an accounting degree and began working at Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) in 1962. He married Judy Ulerich in 1967 and enjoyed almost 54 years of marriage. He had a long and varied career at IPL including obtaining his MBA from Indiana University and serving as a company officer as part of his career. He retired in 1998 after approximately 35 years of service. He also served in the Air Force Reserves stationed in the US.
John was an active member at Southport Presbyterian Church serving as an elder, participating on mission committees along with serving on the SPCS school board. He was involved in Bible studies, attended the Great Banquet, and went on mission trips to South America and Africa.
John had a passion for history and the arts. He was on the Indianapolis Repertory Theater board, supporter of the Indianapolis Symphony and was a volunteer at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art giving guided tours.
He was an avid Colts fan and enjoyed attending games with his son. He also attended the Indianapolis 500 for 40+ years. He loved to travel with his family and his wife Judy during retirement. He loved being a grandfather to his four grandchildren taking them on trips, to the zoo, museums, and amusement parks. He enjoyed reading novels, the newspaper, magazines, taking online courses, completing crossword puzzles, and listening to organ music. He stayed active going to the gym and running.
Celebration of Life Service for John will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 26, 2021, at Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd, Indianapolis, Indiana. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.
John loved the Lord and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed but know he is with the Lord in heaven. Donations may be sent in his honor to the Eiteljorg Musuem of American Indians and Western Art at https://eiteljorg.org/give/donate/ or Samaritan’s Purse at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/
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