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William Joseph Wilson

December 21, 1958 — September 26, 2021

William Joseph Wilson, age 62, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 12:18 pm Sunday, September 26, 2021, peacefully at his home.

There will be no services held at this time.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Waters Funeral Home of Vandalia.

William was born on December 21, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colorado the son of William and Mildred (Cain) Wilson.

Survivors included Sister, Karen Crawford of Old Monroe, MO; Son, William Joseph Pachuta of TX; and Daughter, Berniece Laird of MO. He is also survived by his two dogs, Shep and Spike whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; Grandfather, Franklin Wilson; and Grandmother, Janakia Wilson.

William graduated from Fort Zumwalt High School, Class of 1977 in O'Fallon, MO. William was a talented man and loved working on cars. He enjoyed stock car racing and drag racing at the M.A.R. Park. He won several awards and trophy's including rookie of the year. He also enjoyed music, watching t.v. especially old movies, fishing, history and learning new things. He was fascinated by the Native American culture and was doing research on the Trail of Tears.

Williams family would like to thank his neighbors for their kindness and generosity during this time. They would also like to thank the First Baptist Church for all their support.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Waters Funeral Home to assist the family with Williams final expenses.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Williams memorial page at

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