Joel W. Wilson, of the Tuscarora Nation, has ascended up to Heaven and was welcomed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Mt. St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member of the Onondaga Eel Clan, born in Ransomville, NY, on December 12, 1962, the son of the late Dallas Milo and Oralle L. (Johnson) Wilson.
Joel graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School, where he played basketball and lacrosse, and received a degree in Business Administration from Byrant and Stratton.
Joel was the diesel attendant with Smokin' Joe's for over 20 years.
He enjoyed building model race cars, attending and following dirt track racing, going to garage and yard sales, also bowled and played darts in several leagues. Joel was an avid Sabres and Bills fan.
He was the brother of Valerie (James) Swanson, Dallas J. (Russ-Ellen) Wilson, Corinne (Joseph) Jamieson, Janelle (Alvin) John, Kevin (Suzanna), Barry (Sue Ellen), Annette, Lance Wilson and Melinda Clause; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
His family will be present on Thursday from 11AM-1PM at the Tuscarora Indian Mission, 5035 Walmore Road, Sanborn, NY, with funeral services to follow at 1 PM, with the Rev. Donald Robinson officiating.
Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, on the Tuscarora Nation.
Arrangements were made through the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, Sanborn, NY.
Visit rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on November 7, 2017