James Edward Wilson, 68, went home on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, after a brief illness. He was born in Goldsboro, N.C., to Joseph and Annie Wells Wilson. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph.

James is survived by his wife, Diane; stepson, Micheal Naylor; mother, Annie; brother, Michael (Amy) Wilson; sisters, JoAnne Watters and Laura Nicholls; nephews, Mitchell Wilson, Brian Polumbo, Matthew Hite, David Nicholls, James Nicholls and Mark Nicholls; and nieces, Grace Finch and Elisebeth Wilson.

James was a lover of family, music and four-legged fur babies. He worked at Watts Bar in Dayton and owned a sports bar.

No services are planned at this time.