JOHNSON CITY — Albert Kenneth Wilson, 85, of Johnson City, died Friday, Nov. 23, at the Stanton County Long Term Care in Johnson City.

He was born April 24, 1933, in Purdy, Mo., to Henry Clifton Wilson and Alice V. (Sarten) Wilson.

He graduated from Southwest City High School in Missouri in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Southwest City.

On May 8, 1955, he married Deloris I. Bratton, and they made their home in Southwest City. They moved to Syracuse in 1959.

He was farm foreman for D.E. Cockrum Farms for 30 years. In 1992, he and Deloris moved to Johnson City, where he worked at Johnson City Power Plant as first shift operator until retiring in January 2009.

He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Wilson of Webb City, Mo., and Wayne Wilson of Des Moines, Iowa; three daughters, Linda Moser of Ulysses, Edith Kemper of Pratt, and Evelyn Wilson of Johnson City; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Deloris I. (Bratton) Wilson; and a daughter, Jane Woods.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, in Johnson City. Burial will follow in the Stanton County Cemetery, Johnson City.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 pm. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Johnson City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be payable to Manter United Methodist Church, in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878.

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