Colonel Joshua H. Wilson, Jr. D.D.S, 82, of Auburn, PA, passed away Wednesday, October 31st, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.
Born in Pottsville, PA on May 7, 1936, he was a son of the late Joshua H. Wilson, Sr. & Esther Fegley Wilson.
Dr. Wilson was a graduate of Pottsville High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University and received his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.
He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Pottsville, where he served as the longtime President of Consistory.
Doc, known to loved ones as "Sonny," was a lifetime learner, remained very active, enjoyed the outdoors and gardening, time with his family and had fostered many children over the years, in addition to being a member of many organizations.
Dr. Wilson owned his dental practice on West Market Street in Pottsville, for 46 years and had retired after honorably serving in the Army Reserves Dental Corps, serving our Nation for a total of 35 years, and having achieved his Ranger Tab.
He was the founder and coordinator of the Boys Soccer Mid-Summer Cup Classic Tournament, Schuylkill Haven.
Joshua Wilson is survived by five children: Josef Oggier & wife, Erin, Manheim, PA, Joshua Grubb, Auburn, Jewell Wilson, of Newark, OH, Jade Wilson, Auburn, & Jason Wilson, Auburn, and two grandchildren: Liam Brungard, & Callen Oggier.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant brother.
Services will be privately held at the family's convenience.
At his family's request, and in lieu of flowers or donations, please send your fondest memories of Doc to 10 Hillcrest Ave Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.