Floyd E. “Fuzzy” Wilson, 85, of Indianapolis quietly passed from this life to his eternal life Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Born March 24, 1930, in Attica, he was the son of Wiley Walker Wilson and Lola Wilson. He married Elizabeth E. “Betty” DeSutter Wilson, who preceded him in death Feb. 11, 2015.
Fuzzy graduated from Attica High School. He served in the U.S. Army for six years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He attended Butler University on the GI Bill and graduated summa cum laude majoring in journalism and German. He worked for Amoco Chemicals Corp. for most of his professional career in Seymour and retired from civil service from the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Florida.
Fuzzy and Betty raised their children in Seymour before moving to central Florida in 1979. They lived in the Orlando area for 27 years before returning to Indianapolis in 2006 to be near family.
Fuzzy was an avid golfer and recorded five holes-in-one and a club championship at Seymour Country Club. Fuzzy had been a Seymour councilman and was active in Republican politics. In his 50s, Fuzzy took up marathon running and was a champion runner in his age class. He ran in marathons all over the United States, including the Boston and New York marathons. Last, but not least, Fuzzy loved his dogs, from Ponzer to Ginger, and each were very special to him.
Survivors include his brother, Forest Wilson of Wingate; children, Larry (Madonna) Wilson of Indianapolis and Patty (Bill) Burke of Gulf Breeze, Florida; and grandchildren, Jenna, Eric and Ryan Burke.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Interment will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Attica.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
Bell Mortuary and Crematory Shangrila Chapel in Fountaintown handled the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at bellmortuary.com.