of Romance, AR
June 25, 1948 - February 11, 2022
Gene William Wilson of Romance, Arkansas passed from this life on February 11, 2022 at Unity Health Medical Center and was reunited with his wife on March 30, 2022 when she passed from this life at the Crossing at the River in Searcy, Arkansas. Gene was born in Hamilton, Ohio to his parents Alfred B. "Bud" and Mary Lou King Wilson. LouAnn was born in Dayton, Ohio to her parents Frank Delmar Sr. and Agnes Lawton Reams. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clifford Wilson. LouAnn is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene W. Wilson and two brothers, Frank Delmar Reams, Jr and Charles Earl Reams. Gene is survived by one brother Carl (Popit) Wilson and one sister Carolyn (Larry) Johnston. LouAnn is survived by one brother, Donald Reams and a sister-in-law Iris Reams.They are survived by four daughters, Judy (Tom) Littler, Donna (John) Baine, Charlene Morris-Smith and Tina Smith; eight grandchildren, Jonathan (Danielle) Littler, Jennifer (Ed) Curry, David Morris, Jr., William (Rachel) Baine, Sarah Dawn DeVila, Stephanie (Tim) Cook, Tonya (Jeff) Bolton and Rachel Morris; five great-grandchildren, Rylie Maddison Cook, Maddielynn Bolton, Robert Baine, Rebecca Baine and Vash Mercury Cook along many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.Gene and LouAnn both served our country in the service. Gene served our country in the United States Air and made a career of his service. After retirement from the Air Force, Gene went to work for Wal-Mart at the Cabot Store until he could no longer work. LouAnn served our country in the United States Army as a WAC. She only served for a short time and then became a housewife and she traveled the world over as an Army wife with their children. After settling in the area she went to work at Maybelline Cosmetics for over 20 years and retired.They eventually moved from the city to a place they called home for some time and loved being in the country and enjoying being with their family as much as they possibly could. LouAnn was very active in her church at Rose Bud United Methodist Church. A time of Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM followed by a Memorial Service for both Gene and LouAnn at 11:00 AM at the Roller-Daniel Chapel in Searcy. Interment will follow the Memorial Service at the Rose Bud Cemetery with Military Honors. All services are under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home.
I am saddened by the loss we have all sustained but happy for the life Gene and Lou shared. As I myself face the final mystery I am comforted by hope of eternity in Gods kingdom. I thank each of you for making Gene’s life an enjoyable one.