Jeffrey "BBG" Wilson, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the age of 62. Preceded in death by his father, Bobby Dee Wilson, mother, Fonnie Lou Hissong, and nephew, Mason Taft. Survived by his wife, Vanessa Sugar-Wilson of 24 years, children; Julie and Mollie Sorensen, granddaughter, Presley Sorensen, sister, Vonda Wilson, step-mother, Jonnie Sue Wilson, sister, Bobbie Sue Dickson (Brad), brother, Anthony Kono, nephews; Blake Hardman, David Berry, Austin Taft, Cody and Dustin Kono, niece, Bailey Taft. Jeffrey is also survived by his 3 dogs; Etta James, Daryl Dixon and Baby Girl, along with many extended family and friends.
Jeffrey Scott Wilson was born on October 2, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in the United States Navy in February of 1977 and served as a Radioman aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). In 1986, he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and served as a Combat Medic until 1993. In 1993 he enlisted in the regular Army and served as a Cavalry Scout, completing two tours of duty in Iraq. In 2010, he medically retired from the Army as a Staff Sergeant. He currently worked as a Health Tech at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (Alvin C. York Campus) in Murfreesboro.
Jeffrey loved motorcycles and was a well-known fixture in the biker community, both MC and Veteran. While living in Arizona, he was a member of the Dirty Dozen MC out of Phoenix. In Tennessee, he was a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Nashville Chapter 18-1, where he served as chapter Sergeant at Arms. His knowledge of and connections in the biker and veteran communities made him an invaluable asset to the chapter.
Despite Jeffrey's larger than life appearance, he was a loving and sincere man, and a friend to so many. He always took the time to help a veteran in need or who was having a hard time dealing with personal issues. He was loved at the VA hospital where he got to know the patients and help them in any way he could. Jeffrey loved his family with everything he had. He was extremely proud when he recently purchased the farmhouse in Lafayette, where he felt like he and his family were finally home.
Jeffrey "BBG" Wilson, a loving family man, Veteran brother, and friend to all, will be dearly missed.
"Love ya, bye"
A celebration gathering will be held at BBG and Vanessa's home, 1367 Smith Hale Road in Lafayette, TN on Sunday, November 1st, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM. Army Military Honors will be held at 1:30 PM followed by a celebration service, presided by Raymond "Padre" Allbright.
Prior to the celebration gathering, a procession (motorcycles and cars) to take BBG's cremated remains home will start at the old Wal-Mart parking lot in Hendersonville at 393 East Main Street. Please meet in the lot no later than 10:45 AM. KSU at 11:00 AM. The procession will take approximately a little over an hour, please prepare accordingly.