Long-time Beach resident Donald J. Wilson, 72, recently of Summerfield, passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born in Columbus, Ohio on Nov. 19, 1937. He moved to Fort Myers Beach in 1979 where he lived for 31 years and thoroughly enjoyed the water, golfing and his many friends. He was also an avid Ohio State sports fan and US Air Force veteran.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, Ernest and Lillian Wilson of Columbus and Fort Myers Beach, and son, Jeffrey. Don is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Nancy; son Matthew Todd; brother Gary and his wife Diane of Fort Myers Beach; stepson Frank Compton and his wife Karen of California; nephew Brad Wilson and his wife Merideth of Atlanta; niece Julie and her husband David Tetzloff of Columbus. He will be missed by his many friends in Columbus and at the Beach.
A memorial service on Fort Myers Beach will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County, Inc., P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.
Donald J. Wilson