Justin Parker Wilson

Published 11:55 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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Justin Parker Wilson was a cherished husband and father. He was committed to his friends and loved by his family. He passed away Nov. 21, 2022.

Justin Parker Wilson

Parker was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on Aug. 26, 1986. He graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School in 2005 and Shelton State Community College in 2006. He then earned his commercial diving license at The Ocean Operation.

Parker met his wife Rachel at the 2008 Iron Bowl, and the two built a loving and lasting relationship from Auburn to Tuscaloosa to Pensacola, and finally to Andalusia. The couple welcomed their first child, Heath, in November 2021.

Parker was an incredibly driven man, and that consistently proved invaluable throughout his careers, first as a diver with Cal Dive International, a manager with Better Built, and then as the owner and operator of his own business, Pensacola and Andalusia-based Wilson Waste Services.

Parker always had a deep love of water, especially the ocean, whether he was fishing, sitting with his toes in the sand or captaining a boat off the coast of Key West. Parker will be remembered each time his friends hear the crashing of waves.

Visitation for Parker will be held at Foreman Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. Funeral services will be at Bethany Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m., with Nathan Daniels officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Wilkes Wilson, and his son, Heath Edward Wilson. Parker will be deeply missed by many close relatives and innumerable friends, including Danette (Tim) Crowe, April (Casey) Borden, Brad (Chelsea) Keen, Skylar (Jessica) Crowe, Savana (Jordan) Abbott, Ellen Wilson, Madison (Chris) Collins, Hunter (Allison) Smith, Campbell (Ethan) Chancey, Libby Wilson, Beth and Buddy Wilkes, Rebekah (Zac) Lollar, Sarah Anne (Joel) Erickson, Mary Beth (Brad) Sullivan, as well as his 21 beloved nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Earl Wilson, and his grandparents, Ruben Wilson and Alice Skipper.

The family is accepting flowers or in memoriam donations towards a scholarship fund for Parker’s son, Heath Wilson.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.