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Obituary for Bill Wilson

William (Bill) Wilson, 77, of Cloverdale, Indiana passed away Saturday, August 24th, 2019. Bill was born in Champaign, Illinois on November 21st, 1941, the son of Berl and Dorothy (Brewer) Wilson. He attended Champaign schools and went on to the University of Illinois to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Bill loved the cattle business from 4-H on. He and his family are the owners of Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale.

Bill was a member of the American Angus Association and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors where he was then elected in 1997 to serve as President of the American Angus Association. He also was very active in the Indiana Angus Association where he also held several offices going on to be elected to serve as the state President. Bill was also noted as one of the top judges in the livestock industry having judged many national, state and county shows, throughout the United States plus major shows in Canada and Zimbabwe. He was also noted for showing many Grand Champions at the National and State level, on being First exhibitor to show three National Western Stock Show, (Denver, Colorado) Grand Champion Bulls of three different breeds (Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn) in same year, 1988. Bill also was inducted in September 2000 to the Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame sponsored by Purdue University.

Bill leaves his wife Priscilla and son Chad to carry on. He now joins his sister Jeanette Smith and brother in law Jim, another brother in law Jim “Turp” Gannaway and daughter Lori Green. He is survived by sister Mary Lou Gannaway.

Arrangements are being handled by Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. VISITATION AND SERVICE WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019 AT THE WILSON CATTLE FARM, CLOVERDALE.



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