Gordon Spackman Wilson


The Rev. Gordon Spackman Wilson, 87 of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday morning at his home following an illness.
His wife of 62 years is the former Joan G. Palmer. Born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Gordon D. and Marjorie (Spackman) Wilson. He was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Barnesboro in 1959 and served churches in Glen Campbell, Scottdale, Lorain, Ohio, and the Green Ridge Trinity Baptist Church in Scranton. He served the East Side Church in Sharon and retired from the Berean Baptist Church in Carbondale. After retiring, the Rev. Wilson lived in Sharpesville.
The Rev. Wilson was the regional representative on the American Baptist USA General Board from 1976 to 1980, and was a volunteer chaplain at Community Medical Center for 10 years. He and his wife Joan served as visitors for the American Baptist Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board for three years, visiting mostly western Pennsylvania.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, G. Bruce Wilson, Denise Gayle Uhlman and husband Ronald and Jo-Beth Aulisio; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Baptist Church Organization of Pennsylvania and Delaware, 407 Madison Ave., Hatboro, PA 19040-3296; or the National Railway Historical Society, 505 S. Lenola Road, Suite 226, Moorestown, N.J.

The Rev. Gordon Spackman, 87, of Wilkes-Barre.
Calling hours: From 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (4-12-19) in the HOWARD J. SNOWDON FUNERAL HOME, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday (4-13-19) at the United Baptist Church, 125 Church St., Taylor. Online condolences may be left on the funeral home's website.
Service: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (4-13-19) in the church, with the Rev. Robert Zanicky officiating.
Published on April 10, 2019
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