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William Donald "Boomer" Wilson

February 9, 1937 - February 1, 2019

William “Boomer” Donald Wilson, 81, of Carmel, IN passed away Friday, February 1, 2019, peacefully at home.

Boomer was born February 9, 1937, a son of the late Otha and Ruth (Duncan) Wilson. He graduated from Zionsville High School in 1956. He then went on to serve his country as a member of the United States Army in 1960. He married the love of his life, Janet DeLong on July 9, 1961.

He worked for Eli Lilly for 30 years, retiring in 1993, and went back to work for Butler Auto Group, retiring from there in 2011. He loved working in his yard, working with people and spending time with family and friends. He loved people, and they loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet Wilson; children: Douglas Wilson, Amy (James) Hahn and Gregg (Angie) Wilson; grandchildren: Stacy Hahn, Abby Wilson and Kate Wilson; niece Kathy Wilson-Bennet and great niece Jamie Lecklitner. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Ellis Leon Wilson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care in Zionsville, IN.

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