William Esker Wilson, 74, a lifelong resident of Old Fort, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 in an Etowah healthcare facility. He was a member of Ball Play Baptist Church. He was retired from Suttons Lumber Mill. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben Wilson and Josie Green Wilson. He is survived by children: William (Mitchell) and wife Shelia Wilson of Old Fort, Michelle and husband, John Zysk of Newman, GA and Rodney Wilson of Cleveland; grandchildren: Amanda Broglin, Mark Maddux, Nathan Maddux, Justin and Allison Zysk, Roy Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Dylan Wilson, Hope Wilson, Mitchell Runions, Riley Wilson and Lilly Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Huffman of Olsmar, Florida; brothers: Bobby and wife, Mary Wilson and Jerry and wife, Sharon Wilson all of Old Fort; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Ball Play Baptist Church with Reverend Chad Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow in Ball Play Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wilson family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com. Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.