Donald E. “Cotton” Wilson, 72, of De Soto died Oct. 1, 2019, at his home. Mr. Wilson was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Jones Co. and was a member of Laborer’s Union 110. Born April 30, 1947, in De Soto, he was the son of the late John and Myrtle Ruth (Vivrett) Wilson.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Lou (Sutton) Wilson of De Soto; three children: Lisa (Bob) Mira of De Soto, Melissa Wilson of De Soto and Bryan Wilson of Mineral Point; four siblings: William K. (the late Jane) Pashia of De Soto, Patricia (the late Melvin “Bob”) Courtois of De Soto, Carolyn (Dennis Welch) Wilson of Camdenton and Tammy Wilson of De Soto; five grandchildren: Brittany (William), Emily (Matt), Christopher (Shelby), Michael and Bethany; and two great-grandchildren: Ryker and Bonnie, with another on the way.
A memorial gathering is scheduled from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, 220 N. Main, in De Soto. Burial will be follow at 11:15 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery in De Soto. Arrangements are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.