October 12, 1951 - May 18, 2020
Jimmy attended Enid Public Schools, graduating in 1971. He enlisted in the Army as soon as he graduated. He liked to tell everyone that he got his draft notice right after he enlisted. He was stationed in Germany for a while. He loved to look at his watch and say Good Morning or Good Afternoon in German to you. After he returned to Enid, he went to work for The Western Company as a mechanic. Later he worked for Tommy Powell as a certified pipeline welder.
Jimmy married Teresa Busby. To this union a daughter, Brandi Machelle (Wilson) Ehardt was born. He loved to tell everyone that he had another BMW when Brandi was born, after having a BMW motorcycle in Germany.
He loved riding his Harley. He fulfilled his dream of riding his Harley to Sturgis, South Dakota to the Sturgis Bike Rally. Jimmy received a Traumatic Brain Injury after losing control of his Harley in 1986. He also faithfully attended his AA meetings and was very proud of his Sobriety Coins that he received each year of sobriety. He was a member of New Hope Methodist Church in Enid.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Georgia Wilson.
He is survived by a daughter, Brandi (Ricky) Ehardt of North Enid, sister Joyce (Dan) Fales of Enid. Grandchildren: Abby and Liam Ehardt of North Enid. Niece: Robin Bailey of Irving, TX and Nephew: Robert Bailey of Spokane, WA
Jimmy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Golden Oaks Assisted Living Center for their special care of Jimmy. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Kremlin Hillsdale Academic Enrichment Foundation or The Wildhorse Gang.