Earl "Butchie" Wilson, 31, of Isabella County, Mich., died Feb. 15, 2002, as a result of an oil field accident in Grand Traverse County, Mich.
He was born Aug. 29, 1970, in Alma, Mich., and was employed in the oil fields for 13 years.
Survivors include his father, and stepmother -- Earl Wilson II and Louise Wilson of Ash Flat, his mother, Barbara Wilson of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; his grandmother, Flora Cusick of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; his brother-in-law and sister, Sgt. Lance and Barbara Poulson of Fort Lewis, Wash.; two sisters, -- Dawn and Frances, both of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; two stepbrothers -- Charlie and Brian Wade of Ash Flat; a stepsister, Beverly Wade of Salem; and a stepbrother, Geno Wade of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; a foster sister, Sabrina Shaver of Ash Flat; his companion, Rhonda and her children -- Tony, Michelle, and Jamie and their children, all of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents -- Earl and Margaret Wilson of Pontiac, Mich., Wayne and Rhunell Irwin of Evening Shade, Wilma Habel of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Donald Cusick of Pleasant Hill.
The funeral was Feb. 19. Burial followed in Chippewa Cemetery in Isabella County, Mich.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lux Funeral Home.