Elvester Easley Wilson “Uncle Jiggs” – “Whitey” – “Ole Greasy” – “Paw Paw” – “Dad” Jim Wilson was a hard-working business man who could rub two nickels together and make a quarter. That was our Uncle Jiggs, he wouldn’t spend it unless he doubled or tripled it and that made him a Great Business Man!
Jim served in the Army during the Korean War and was assigned to the motorcade. This is where his love for cars started. Jim was born January 1, 1932 as a New Year’s Baby to Grace and Logan Wilson and he passed away early morning Friday June 18th 2021 – he was 89 ½ years old. Uncle Jiggs was the final to pass amongst all his brothers and sisters. Jim has 5 children, Jimmy Wilson (Sue), Lisa Barber (Ron), Jeff Wilson, Tim Wilson (Samantha) and Tony Placzkowski (Vivian) from his previous marriage prior to his marriage to Aunt Mary. He has 8 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grand Children and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
Whitey enjoyed spending time with his family, dancing, cars, fishing and I have to say it pretty women. He would give you the shirt off his back and would be there in in a blink of an eye when you needed him. He also became a dog lover over the past year. He opened his heart to them as he did the same several months ago when he accepted Christ into his heart. To Ole Greasy, Uncle Jiggs, Whitey, Paw Paw and Dad we love you and will see you again one day.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:00 am in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Interment will be held at a later date at The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mr. Wilson’s memorial video may be viewed at the link below:
God bless you Dad. You will be missed. I love you.
Heavens gates are receiving another angel. We love you and will miss you.
Our condolences to the family.
Oh my goodness Dad this has been quite the ride. I love ya Pops and it’s time to rest now. We have things covered down here and will see you again one day. JJ
Love u uncle Jiggs!! You were always good to me!!!
Very sorry for the loss of Jigg ..he was unforgettable and you couldn’t help but love him and laugh when around him. I hadn’t seen him in a very very long time..but he made a lifetime impression on me. My heart felt prayers to all but especially my long time friend Tim his son.
I’m so sorry to just be learning of Jim’s passing. I would have attended the funeral had I known. He was my favorite dance partner and we shared many laughs. It was hard to keep up with him, he could dance so fast. He often spoke of his family and his cars. We talked on the phone several times during the last year and had even discussed him coming in his wheelchair to watch the rest of us dance if he ever got his strength back. He will be missed by many. Much love, Kathryn
It was a pleasure to know Jim through dancing. He will surely be missed by his friends in the dance world. Show um how it’s done Jim. Keep on boot scootin! My sympathy for his family and friends.