Lee H. Wilson

  • Born: July 30, 1944
  • Died: August 25, 2021
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lee H. Wilson, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was 77. Born in Woodbury, NJ, a son of the late Joan Mary Hilliard Wilson and Henry Wilson, II, Lee came to Owensboro in 1962 to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College. While at KWC he played basketball and baseball, was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and met his wife of 55 years. Lee fell in love with Owensboro and made it his home. Following graduation, he taught and coached basketball at Daviess County Junior High School, later teaching and coaching at Foust. When he was 27 he formed Lee Wilson Sporting Goods which he operated for many years. He then went into radio and television, retiring as the manager of Cromwell Radio. Lee was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He enjoyed coaching his sons at Southern Little League, was an avid golfer, and devoted follower of Owensboro High School athletics.

Those who remain to honor the memory of Lee Wilson include his wife of 55 years Patty J. "P.J." Wilson; his sons Nicholas Embery Wilson and his wife Summer and Brandon Lee Wilson and his wife Heidi; his grandchildren Kaden Wilson, Wyatt Embery Wilson, Nolan Beaux Wilson, Amanda Nix and her husband Hunter, and Jackson Lee Wilson; his great-granddaughter Ophelia Rae Nix; and his devoted companion Winston. Lee and his family are grateful for the friendship and care of Dr. Jeremy Bradley. He was also preceded in death by his brother Henry Wilson, III.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the memorial fund of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memories and messages of condolence for the family of Lee Wilson my be shared at www.glenncares.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

P. J., My heart aches for you! Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time❣

Posted by Sally Ham - Owensboro, KY - Friend   September 02, 2021

I remember Mr. Wilson when he taught me science at Foust Jr. High he really cared if you did good. I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Posted by Patricia Bryant - Owensboro, KY - Student   August 31, 2021

Dear P.J., Nick, Brandon, and family. I am so very sorry about Lee. He was such a good man. Hold on dearly to those good memories. They will be such a comfort now and for years to come. Sincerely, Janet Ebelhar

Posted by Janet Ebelhar    August 31, 2021

P. J., Brandy and Nick. Lee was a wonderful and kind man, devoted to teaching many of our children the techniques of baseball. I treasure the memories of Southern Little League where he coached both our sons and the fun times we had during those years. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mary Ann Kurz - Owensboro, KY - Friend   August 29, 2021

Class mate of Patty, Central City High School, Class of 1963

Posted by BOBBY Spears - Owensboro, KY - Classmate   August 28, 2021

Lee was a mentor and friend that would do anything for anyone. God Bless the Wilson Family.

Posted by Allen Schemmel - Hendersonville, TN - Friend   August 28, 2021

I am very sorry P.J. for your loss, I always thought a lot of Lee, He was a good friend

Posted by David Westerfield - Owensboro, KY - Friend   August 28, 2021

One of finest men you would ever meet. Kind. Helpful. Steady as a rock. Marvelous Boss. Overall great guy. Owensboro will miss Lee Wilson, a man of true character and high quality. May he RIP.

Posted by Joel Utley - Owensboro, KY - Friend   August 28, 2021

Our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Gloria & Jim McRoberts - Watertown, TN - Friend   August 28, 2021


Dear Lee Wilson Family, our Deepest Sympathies for your loss, Prayers and Love, Pam and Bob Poole.

Posted by Bob Poole - Owensboro, KY - Friend   August 28, 2021

I remember Lee as one of the nicest guys you could meet. Always had that contagious smile and his throw from third to first was a rocket. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by Bill Alford - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   August 28, 2021

So very sorry for your loss PJ. You were both a wonderful loving couple. Prayers for you and your family

Posted by Lisa Chandler - Englewood, FL - Friend   August 28, 2021


Lee was my boss at the cable business for many years. You could not ask for a better friend. Lee you will be missed by many. You were not only a friend to me, but also to my two daughters. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Brenda Ralph - Maceo, KY - Coworker   August 28, 2021

Lee never met a stranger. P.J. & Lee are the most wonderful, kind people you'll ever meet, who make this world a better place. Lee will be missed. Heartfelt Sympathy To P.J. & Family. Karen (Old Friend From Many Years)

Posted by Karen Dunlop - Owensboro, KY - Friend   August 28, 2021

P.J. and family, you're in my prayers. Lee, was a dear friend.

Posted by Don Coppage    August 28, 2021


Lee coached me in basketball at Daviess County Junior High. I helped him open his first sporting goods store as his first employee. He was a great guy. My condolences to the family.
Doug Howerton

Posted by Doug Howerton - Cape Coral, FL - Friend   August 27, 2021

A good man and my friend. RIP Lee!

Posted by Ronald Peyton - Owensboro, KY   August 27, 2021

We are saddened by the loss of our friend Lee. Please accept our heart felt condolences for your loss. Steve and Sherry Jones

Posted by Steve Jones - Owensboro, KY - Friend   August 27, 2021

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