Elvis Wilson, 73, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday August 3, 2022, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday August 7th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Greenbrier Cemetery with Jody Ellis, Jason Ellis, Dennis Morris, Robby McAlister, Jimmy Grogan, P.R. West, Vernon Pendley, and David Martin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his former coworkers at the Robertson County 911 Center, Springfield Police Department, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Elvis was born November 24, 1948, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the late Jessie Woodrow and Mary Smiley Wilson. He was retired from the Robertson County 911 Center, where he served as Director of Operations. Elvis had previously worked for the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department and the Springfield Police Department before going to work at the 911 Center. He was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church, the Tennessee Information Enforcement Systems (TIES), and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Elvis enjoyed singing and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Michael Woodrow Wilson. Elvis is survived by his wife of soon to be 46 years: Anita Morris Wilson of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Brandon Elvis and Michelle Wilson of Springfield, by his granddaughter: Joann Wilson of Springfield, by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Rhea-Anne and Vernon Pendley of Springfield, Lacey Morris and Matthew Thompson of White House, Pam Robinson of Hendersonville, and Joey Morris of Springfield, and by several nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to Robertson County Funeral Home for the Elvis Wilson funeral fund.