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Celebrating the life of

Joseph Greer Wilson, Sr.

February 22, 1958 - May 11, 2024

Joseph Greer Wilson, Sr.

Ask anyone who knew him, and they’ll tell you Joey never met a stranger. They would also tell you he was rarely seen without his signature grin on his face. Joey greeted every person and situation on earth with such positivity, and kindness, that he was quickly and inevitably loved by everyone he met. Joseph Greer Wilson, Sr., 66, of Savannah, Georgia, died surrounded by his family at Candler Hospital after battling Metastatic Desmoplastic Melanoma.

Joey was born in Savannah, Georgia to Clifton M. Wilson, Jr.  and Ruth G. Wilson on February 22nd 1958.  He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1976, and from Armstrong State College in 1983. Joey spent his youth enjoying the outdoors, long distance running, skateboarding, surfing and capturing it all through his love of the art of photography. Joey went on to photograph sports, concerts, events, and portraits for the community of Savannah, capturing beloved memories for many that will be cherished forever. Most at home in the ocean, Joey was a member of the Surfrider Foundation, and the GA Eastern Surfing Association. He was an employee of Kennickell Printing for 43 years!

Joey is survived by his wife of 38 years Andrea Adams Wilson, his sons Joseph Greer Wilson Jr. and Andrew Adams Wilson, brother Clifton M. Wilson, III (Kathy) and sister Margaret Wilson Davis (Charlie) and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Monday, May 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, Hodgson Chapel.

Remembrances can be made to GA Eastern Surfing Association, 3 Hightide Lane, Savannah, Georgia, 31410.




Joey was a great guy and an old friend. He was so easy going and friendly, I know he will be sorely missed by all that knew him! My prayers are with the family! Dwell on the fond memories of good times and know there were many!

- Robyn Quattlebaum, Savannah, GA

Joey was the coolest kid in Halcyon Bluff and we would mimic the Beatles on his patio with brooms…. He was always nice even though I was several years his junior. Just a great guy. Pulled one of my brothers from a pile of hot ashes, saving his hand and told my other bother where babies came from, to which my brother said he replied, “I was afraid of that”. My thought are with his gaming and Clifton and Margaret.

- Jim Ogletree, Savannah, GA

Our most sincere condolences to Andrea and the boys and to Joey's siblings. I've seen it said already that Joey never met a stranger and he made everyone he met the most important person in the room. We shared a passion for photography and the simple things like raising some Bluebirds in a nesting box in the back yard. He certainly gave all he could to everything and everyone. God Speed Joey....we'll know where to find you later on.

- Michael & Angela Phillips, Isle of Hope, Georgia

Joey and I met in Elementary School. I always looked forward to running into Joey, because he always left you feeling more positive and happy than before. He had a vibe that made you want to be around him, as if he had learned some of the secrets to a happy, fulfilling life, and by doing so, you might discover them as well. I know his family will miss him and the selfless way he conducted himself and how much he loved them. It seems of little consolation, but I am so truly sorry to learn of his passing. May you find some peace and comfort in your knowledge that Joey loved you all completely, and was always quick to say how very proud he was of his family.

- Scott Dickinson , Savannah, Ga

Keith and I are very sad to hear of Joey’s passing. A scripture that has comforted us during loss is; 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. Prayers for Andrea, Joey, Andrew, family and friends to find peace in Gods word.

- Keith and Renee’, Nashville , TN

I am saddened to hear the news of Joey’s passing. I do business with Kennickell and worked closely with Joey. He was always upbeat and gracious. He will be missed by everyone that dealt with him. A fine gentleman

- Frank Hardeman, Savannah, Ga

Andrea, we continue to think of you & send our prayers. What fond memories of Joey from the time you & I spent at Savannah Electric & social media connection since. And I always got a happy smile on seeing his “Castaway-Wilson soccer ball” profile pic on Facebook. Know you all will miss him dearly. Love, John (& Toni)

- John & Toni, Acworth, GA

Thoughts of a great person who has gone to soon. He is enjoying his afterlife by doing what he likes, Rest in Peace but you will always be remembered.

- Sherri Burnsed Connolly, Savannah, Ga

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. I first met Joey when we purchased our Boston Whaler from him, it served us well for many years. We stayed in touch over the years sharing an interest in photography. I was a Canon man and he preferred Nikon, he would always jokingly ask me when I was coming over to the dark side. I always enjoyed seeing him at surf contests and at Easterns. He will be missed.

- Dan Paton, St Augustine , Florida

Dear Andrea and all of the family of Joey, I send my deepest sympathy and condolences with his loss. What a wonderful, kind and genuine man! We, the members of the Sheehan-Blanco-McCusker Clan, had the extreme pleasure and honor of knowing him as our friend, as well as our Reunion photographer. Such a pro to deal with all of us in the heat of summer! Words cannot express just how much he will be missed and how much we appreciated him. May God shower all of you with peace and comfort now, and in the time ahead. Rest in peace, Joey.

- Carolyn S. Sheehan, Tybee Island, GA

Oh, Andrea...Our deepest condolences for your loss. Joey was such a nice guy! Never saw him without a smile. Please remember that for those that believe, we will see our loved ones again. Prayers for you and your boys!

- Susan and Danny Bunger, Savannah , GA

He and his talents will be missed!

- Genie Brazzeal, Savannah, GA

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We have known Joey since high school and will surely miss his smiling face. He was always so kind and compassionate and willingly shared his time and talents. He coached our daughter at St. James in soccer, and she adored him and he acted like he felt the same way. We will be thinking of you and praying in the days to come. Jimmy, Connie, Katie and James

- Deal Family , Savannah , Georgia

Dearest Andrea, Joseph and Adam, what a true privilege it has been to travel through life together for the past 30 years with y’all. From St. James School, the traveling Shamrock Rovers, taking pictures for our teams and our family, to Benedictine and watching our boys turn into adults… it’s been a complete joy! Joey never wavered in loyalty, kindness, humor, sincerity and love! He is forever etched into our hearts. Sending our love and prayers as you travel down this difficult road.

- Tony and Beth Buttimer, Savannah, GA

My day was always brighter when I would see and talk to Joey. Such a great person inside and out. I have know Joey for over 30 years and our kids grew up together for years on Dove lane. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Joey, his Wonderful Wife Andrea, Joseph, Adam and all of the Family during this Sad time. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

- Craig S Lewis, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel