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Lance Wilson
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School
    227 South New York Avenue
    Wellston, OH 45692
  • Wellston Sylvester Memorial Public Library
    135 East Second Street
    Wellston, OH 45692

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“Lance, you and I had many great times together, I remember how you got me to join Glee Club, and the fun we had singing. I will always remember your...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: John Jukas Jr - New Port Richey, FL

“My heart felt condolences to the Lances Family, He reached out and became a friend to me, in the worst time of my life, he put a lot of effort and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Bart Ankrom - McArthur, OH

“So sorry to hear of Lance's passing. My prayers go out to the family. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Perko I - Wellston, OH

“Lance and I worked together in the Vinton County Engineer's Office. Many stories come to my mind when I think back to then. He always had a story...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jane & Jim Wooddell - McArthur, OH

“Lance was always one of our favorite people to run into because he always put a smile on our faces. He was a great man who loved his children dearly....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Chris and Missy Brenner - OH

“I have such wonderful memories of Lance and his dedication and his highly developed sense of humor.I met him while I was reporting for The Telegram...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Summers - Jackson, OH

“May the treasured memories of your loved one and the drawing close to God in prayer strengthen and comfort the family and friends during this...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lance. He and I spent many days working together at the VC Court House and GJMV. He was a great...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Beckner - Hamden - Friend

“Bronwyn and family, you have our sincerest sympathy at this difficult time. My God's love bless you now! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Janet McFarlan - Westerville, OH


Lance Wilson, age 71, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born July 5, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late James William Wilson and Florence Ruth Howard Wilson. Lance was a 1963 graduate of Hamilton Township High School and a 1970 graduate of Rio Grande College, where he received his Bachelor's degree. Lance, an educator, was formerly employed by Hamilton Township High School. While there, he taught science and biology and coached tennis. Lance was a former employee of the Vinton County Engineer's office, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and also the mining industry, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the reclamation of strip mining land. In 2010 Lance retired as the Executive Director of the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Solid Waste Management District. He was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wellston and a former board member of the Wellston Rotary Club, the Wellston Sylvester Memorial Public Library, the Jackson County Health Department and was also a member of the Elks Club in Jackson. Lance enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and friends in Canada, camping at Lake Jackson, reading books from the Wellston Sylvester Memorial Public Library, and walking his dog, KD, at Lake Alma State Park. He is survived by his companion, Bess Caldwell of Wellston; children, Bronwyn Ginty (Mark) of Columbus, Margaret Dallimore (Gerry) of Marietta , Marion Elizabeth Wilson of Cleveland and Lance Black "LB" Wilson (Brooke) of Lewis Center; grandchildren, Spencer Ginty, Maeve Ginty and Rhys Wilson; and sister, Leslie Peck of Florida. Besides his parents, Lance was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Kenny Peck. Lance will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his little dog, KD. In keeping with Lance's wishes, there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, 227 South New York Avenue, Wellston, Ohio 45692 or the Wellston Sylvester Memorial Public Library, 135 East Second Street, Wellston, Ohio 45692.