Celebrating the life of

Jack Winfield Wilson

May 14, 1940 - June 13, 2022

Jack Winfield Wilson

Jack Winfield Wilson, 82, a Savannah native, died June 13, 2022.  Born in 1940, he was a 1958 graduate of Savannah High School and a 1962 graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Wilson, a U.S. Navy Veteran, served as an enlisted journalist from 1962-1966 with the Polaris ICBM nuclear Submarine Squadron 14 and submarine tender and flag ship, USS Hunley (AS-31) in Holy Loch, Scotland. He later served as a staff journalist for Submarine Flotilla Two in Groton, Connecticut.

A student of the piano from the age of 10, Wilson was a classical piano enthusiast and served as pianist for several churches. He retired after 32 years of federal service as a civilian public affairs specialist of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield and with the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was named Employee of the Year in 1995.  Jack, a lover of books, was a compulsive reader, an amateur genealogist, and a past member of the Georgia Salzburger Society.  

Jack was predeceased by his wife Florence Elizabeth "Beth" (Nowell) Wilson, his parents Howell Alex and Annabelle (Ellis) Wilson of Savannah, and a brother, Dr. Howell Kenneth Wilson of Collinsville, Illinois.

He is survived by a daughter, Doris Wilson Sumner (Arthur Donald Summer Jr), of Lawrenceville, Georgia and several nieces and nephews.

Interment in Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery will be private. Memorial gifts: Live Oak Public Library, 2202 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31404.



Dede I just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you!! Carrie Griffin Burkhart

- Carrie Griffin Burkhart, savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

Jack, we all loved you so much! Thanks for being a great husband to my sissy, Beth and father to our precious Dede. I marvel to think about your (Uncle's) influence on my boys teaching them all the pre needed math in kindergarten that wouldn't be needed until probably 2nd or 3rd grade. Also thanks for giving the urge to write all the while knowing you'd be there to proof read it all. What can I say.......These boys adored you as I know the feeling was mutual. I feel so very lucky to have had you in our lives. May you Rest in Peace


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Interment Will Be Private