Oliver (Ollie) Douglas Stilson (Pops), 97, of Thorn Hill, Tn. passed away suddenly Monday, October 5, 2020. Ollie was born March 22, 1923 in Taymouth Township, MI. He was a WWII veteran honorably discharged in December 1946. Ollie was a steel fabricator for over 30 years in Detroit, MI and was an active member at Calvary Missionary Church. He was highly skilled in leather crafting & was a wood carver extraordinaire. He enjoyed playing golf while living in South Florida. Ollie was born in MI, retired in Florida and moved to Thorn Hill, Tn. in 2014, after the passing of his first wife of 57 years, June Coulter Stilson (Nov. 2007) his childhood sweetheart. He attended Duck Creek Baptist Church in Sneedville, TN. Ollie was blessed to find love and companionship in his later years. He met & married Margaret Long McCoy of Sneedville, Tn. on September 1, 2018 at 95 years old. They enjoyed doing many things together including cooking, baking and quilt making. Ollie was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Stilson & Mable Wright Stilson; his brothers, Carl, Jerry & Don Stilson; sisters, Ruth Buherly, Verneta Rayl & Laura McCrae; his first wife, June Coulter Stilson and twins, Dale & Dennis Stilson.
Ollie is survived by;
His second wife, Margaret Long McCoy Stilson
Daughter; Debra Winter (Joel Winter)
Son; David Stilson (Dawn Waterman Stilson)
Grandchildren; Britton Winter (Rebecca Beesley Winter), Ryan Winter, Danielle Winter, Chandler Winter, Kendall Winter, Cory Stilson (Pria Timothy) Brandon Stilson, Justin Stilson (Brittany Loomis Stilson) and Lauren Stilson
Visitation will be Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 12 pm – 2 pm at Duck Creek Baptist Church, Sneedville, Tn. followed by a Celebration of Ollie’s life starting at 2 P.M.
Interment will be held at Novesta Township Cemetery, Cass City, MI.
Online condolences can be made at www.mcneilfuneralhome.com
McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements
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