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Ambers Wilson, Jr.

• Updated Jan 2, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Beloved husband and father, Ambers Wilson went to be with his Lord and Savior January 1, 2020.

Born in Johnson City, TN he devoted his life to serve the Lord. He was an active member of Central Baptist Church and spent most of his adult life playing the piano for the church and any wedding or funeral he was ever asked to play. God gave him the gift of music and when he played it was as if the Lord took over his hands and touched your soul. He was also very active in the Kairos Prison Ministry and believed that God loves each and every one of us no matter who we are or what we have done. He was the owner of Masengill’s which recently closed due to retirement. He never passed up any opportunity to witness to any one he met. He fought a hard battle to recover from recent health problems but stated that he was not afraid at all to die. The Lord wrapped him in his arms and took him to his heavenly reward where there is no pain or sorrow, only joy. Ambers was preceded in death by his father, Ambers, mother Camille; brother Steve Wilson and son-in-law Phillip Young. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marshall Thomas Wilson, and their four children, Karen Young, Kim Bakley, Torrey (Jim) McCroskey and Porter (Karen) Wilson. Grandchildren are Evan Young, Marshall (Danielle)Young, Ethan Bakley, Camille Bakley, Monica Eastman, Lindsey Rodriquez, Holly (Taylor) Frick and six great grandchildren; siblings, Sylvia Wilson Speropulos, Robert Wilson and William Wilson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4 at Central Baptist Church on Roan Street at 2 o’clock p.m. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the vestibule. Pallbearers are Evan Young, Marshall Young, Ambers P. Wilson, Breslin Wilson, Ethan Bakley, Jim McCroskey and Paul Gray. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to either Kairos Prison Ministery, PO Box 5206, Johnson City, TN 37602 or Gideons International, PO Box 3695, Johnson City, TN 37602-3695.

Memories and condolences may be shared via www.morrisbaker.com. 

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Wilson family. (423) 282-1521

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