Harold Philip Wilson

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Harold Philip “Phil” Wilson, 67, of Atmore, passed away on June 1, 2020 in Atmore.

He was born in Tuscaloosa on July 3, 1952. He was a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry.

He was retired from the Alabama Forestry Commission, where he worked as a forester for over 25 years. He then worked for the Mississippi Forestry Commission before he retired and over his career, he planted over one billion seedlings in the state of Alabama.

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He was of the Baptist faith and is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Harold Q. Wilson, and his mother, Shirley Jean Wheat Wilson.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Ziglar Wilson of Atmore; two daughters, Aime Elizabeth Wilson and Kelsey Alyse Wilson of Semmes; two step-children, Chad (Chandra) McMurphy of Atmore and Sandi McMurphy (Shayne) Dickman of Bay Minette; three brothers, Greg Wilson of Bratt, Fla., Jon Wilson of Lillian and Patrick Wilson of Silver Hill; one sister, Lori Monroe of Silver Hill; and his grandchildren, Aidan Philip Wilson, Avery Quinn Wilson, Caspian Jasper Wilson, Ava Wilson and Collyns Wilson.

Funeral services were held June 6, 2020 at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Guy Heath officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held June 6, 2020 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Jon Wilson, Pat Wilson, Aidan Wilson, Avery Wilson, Chad McMurphy, Autry Ziglar, Clark Ziglar, Richard Monroe and Matthew Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers were Jarrod Walker, David Ziglar and Shayne Dickman.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.