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Paul W. Wilson, 72, Russell Springs, KY (1949-2021)

Paul W. Wilson of Russell Springs passed away at his home on Thursday, July 29, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was 72 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Lehman and Bro. Johnny Hood officiating. Burial will follow in the New Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home, and after 8amCT on Sunday, until time of services.

Born on July 18, 1949, in Somerset, he was the son of the late Lester and Hazel Robertson Wilson. Paul was a teacher in the Russell County School system who taught business classes and typing. He retired from teaching after working for more than 20 years. Paul enjoyed woodworking and restoring old tractors and Case knives. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Abrell Wilson, whom he wed on July 23, 1970; two daughters, Mitzi (and Kermit) Gossage, of Russell Springs, and Kim (and Ulysses) Hayes, of Georgetown; one sister, Ruth Lynn (and Laurel) Rexroat, of Russell Springs; five grandchildren, Hannah (and Jordan) Brumley, Logan Conner, Lexie Hayes, Jonah Hayes, and Max Hayes; a great grandchild, Owen Brumley; and a niece, Amy Rexroat.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his uncle, Ollie J. Robertson.

Ned Cunningham, Steven Collins, Billy Collins, Ryan Abrell, Steve Richardson, and Jared Harrell, will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

Funeral arrangements for Paul are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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Paul W. Wilson, 72, Russell Springs, KY (1949-2021)

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