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Monte Clinton Wilson, 68, passed away peacefully on August 5th, 2023, with his children by his side. Born July 6, 1955, to Reta and Willis Wilson in Bethany, Missouri, Monte grew up on a hay farm in Tonganoxie, Kansas and was the eldest of four siblings. After high school, Monte joined the United States Air Force where he served as a mechanic working on aircraft engines during the Vietnam War. Following his stint in the military, he held multiple jobs in many trades, including carpentry, machinist, surveyor, auto mechanic, and satellite technician. He enjoyed working with his hands and he proved to be a fast learner in every venture he strived for. Monte was known to be able to fix or build anything!

Monte lived in Northern California for a few years during the 1970’s and moved to northwest Florida in 1982. He lived most of his life in and around Bonifay, Florida before moving to Tallahassee in 2004.

Monte loved camping, gardening, canning, and all things outdoors. If he wasn't outside in nature, he was enjoying his other love - cooking. Monte was strong-willed and stubborn at times, but he also had a wonderful sense of humor - something he acquired from his mother. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge. His passion for history was never-ending - in true Monte fashion, even as he lay in his hospital bed with his end drawing near, his television stayed tuned to the History Channel.

Monte is preceded in death by his father, Willis Clinton Wilson, and his sister, Cynthia Luana Cullifer. Monte is survived by his four children: Amanda Christine Moody (AJ), Willis Patrick Wilson, Jessica Marie Kazmierski (Brett), Megan Lynn Creel (Mike), nine grandchildren: Stephen Farmer, Mikhael Senn, Aaliyah Senn, Lucas Wilson, Connor Creel, Arabella Wilson, Hallie Wilson, Brett Kazmierski, Jase Kazmierski, and one great grandchild: Milana Senn. Monte is also survived by his mother: Reta Eileen Wilson, and his sisters: Lorita Lyn Wilson and Angela Dawn Willsey (Richard).

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am Friday, August 11, 2023, at Peel Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 am Friday, August 11, 2023, in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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