Don Wilson

BELLVILLE: Don Wilson 65 passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 following a brief illness.

He was born December 2, 1955 in Crestline to the late Lewis and Leona (Thompson) Wilson.

On May 6, 1975 he married Anita Gleisinger with whom he celebrated 46 years and raised their family of two daughters.

Don worked at Design Metal Products as a supervisor for many years and retired from Lakepark Industries in 2018.

Don lived the rest of his life in Bellville with his wife Anita, his dog Remington and the late Sammy. Every time someone stopped by, he would be outside throwing a ball to his dog or mowing his lawn.

Don had many friends, and family was very important to him. He loved and supported his grandchildren at various games and events and also attended Sunday dinners weekly with his family. He lovingly had a nick-name for all of his grandchildren and also nieces and nephews.

Don was an experienced outdoorsman and loved to bow hunt and also fish. He passed on his knowledge and skills to his grandkids and many nephews. A lover of his country Don was very patriotic. Remembering his roots, he was a West Virginia Mountaineer fan.

Don was a Christian and loved the Lord; he attended New Liberty Baptist Church with his wife.

Described as fiercely loyal and sometimes intimidating, on the other hand he was very caring and thoughtful when it came to his family.

An amazing husband, father and grandfather, Don was a man of integrity and his love is irreplaceable. He will be dearly missed by everyone.

He is survived by his beloved wife Anita Wilson of Bellville, daughters Liberty (Jason) McClelland of Butler and Misty (Denver) Bailey of Howard; grandchildren Aubrey (Cameron) Snow, Jason Anthony (Kaitlyn) McClelland, Ben McClelland, Abby, Cami, and Brock Bailey; great grandchildren Emmitt and Bailey Snow, Hunter Howell, Harley and Colt Don McClelland; siblings Roger (Barb) Wilson, Karen “Susie” (Gary) Cole, Charlotte Wilson, and Gary (Regina) Wilson; along with many extended family members and nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will follow at 12 pm. Don’s friend and former Pastor Larry Hulver will speak.

Donations in honor of Don may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Don’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

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