Joseph J. Wilson Sr., 70, Texas

WATERTOWN, NY —  Joseph James Wilson Sr., 70, formerly of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Texas.

There are no public services planned at this time. Burial will be held in North Watertown Cemetery at the convenience of his family.

He was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Watertown, a son of Emery and Ida (Cousins) Wilson.

Joseph was a longtime employee of Nichols in Watertown before owning and operating Mr. Donuts. More recently Joe worked at Cheney Tire.

He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, motorcycles, and chicken and dumplings dinners.

A marriage to Donna Miner would end in divorce.

On May 17, 1986, he married Darryl Wilson.

Besides his wife, Darryl, he is survived by his children, Joseph James Wilson, Jr. of Watertown, Charles Wilson of Watertown, James Wilson (companion Courtney Cole) of Theresa, Sarah Wilson (fiancée Travis Montroy) of Texas, Teresa Clowbridge-Stenoski of Watertown; and his siblings, John and DeeDee Wilson of Glen Park, Claude and Ethel Wilson of Glen Park, Leona Wales of Dexter, Joyce Wilson of Dexter; 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Joseph was predeceased by a daughter, Emily Wilson, and three siblings, Corky, Donnie and Chickie.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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