Dad and Eli performing Therapy service
Howard Dwayne Wilson
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 14, 1938
  • Place of birth:
    Danville, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 1, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Ft Myers/St Petersburg, Florida, United States
DANCE like there's nobody watching... SiNG like there's nobody listening... LOVE like you'll never get hurt... ...L i V E like there's heaven on earth

Please join us for a memorial celebration of Dwayne's life!!

Saturday, November 7, 2015 

Jamaica Bay Clubhouse: 15235 S Tamiami Trail (41) Ft Myers, Florida 

Open house from 3:30 - 6 pm.  Prayers and eulogy at 4 pm.

We welcome your tributes, stories, and pictures on this site!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Shirley Peterson on 2nd August 2016

"It has  been a year since you left us. I am sitting here remembering all the fun times we had in Danville on Grant street. I am sorry that we did not reconnect until many years later and I never got to see you but there is a time and place where we will meet again and reminisce. Miss you friend. Shirley Sizelove Peterson."

This tribute was added by Laura Miller on 2nd August 2016

"It is hard to believe that a year has passed---new strength, new outlook, and new priorities.   Thank you Dad for your ongoing lessons.   On Aug 1, 2016 I waded in the surf at Sundial Resort on Sanibel-your final resting place --A cow nose Ray hugged around my ankle.  While it startled me, I am sure you had some hand in the orneriness....   Love Laura (Pumpkin)"

This tribute was added by Tina Ellis on 1st August 2016

"Remembering you, Dwayne, after one year since you went to be with the Lord. I still can't believe how quickly you left us. I'm thankful for the many good times we had like socials with the Sunday School, dances, holidays spent together, and more. i pray for all who loved you to be blessed by the memories of you. Love, Tina"

This tribute was added by Thomas Haberkorn on 1st August 2016

"Hard to believe its been a whole year. I'll bet Dwayne is loving the time he's spending with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Can't wait to someday meet up with Dwayne and just listen to the stories he has to share. We miss him.
Love Tom & Debbie"

This tribute was added by Shirley Peterson on 12th July 2016

"It has been over a year since your passing and I still think of you. You were my first love but you never realized that. We lived in Danville and you lived  2doors away and we grew up together.I remember coming to Fla and visiting your Mom and Dad and us playing together.I saw that you loved dancing I also love to dance but now at my age my knees wont let me do it. I wish we had gotten together but we lost contact but I have a lot of memories. Missing you. Shirley Sizelove Peterson."

This tribute was added by Jim Elder Sr. on 14th December 2015

"Many many years ago as kids, Danville High and Harmon ave..we kids
my brother Dan, Fred Summers, Jim Brewer,Dwayne, Anita Powell,
June, Wilma..good times in the neighborhood. Basket ball, swimming in the river in our skives..Lost track of Dwayne after school and Army..but saw him as a man at Anita's home in Tenn. Same smooth handsome man as I remember as a kid.. The ladies loved him. God bless you and your family.."

This tribute was added by Debbie Norman on 1st November 2015

"Dwayne was best man at our wedding and our forever friend....17+ years here and forever in eternity. Love you Dwayne.
Debbie and Les"

This tribute was added by Denise Shelton on 30th October 2015

"Tiffany is thankful for the many, many times Dwayne brought Eli to walk with her!"

This tribute was added by Becky Purdy Shilling on 20th August 2015

"Laura & Stephen-
So sorry to hear about your loss. I was your babysitter in Wooster from 1967-1970. Your parents were in the Red Stocking Revue. They were wonderful people. I was 18 at the time. I married and moved away but thought of your family so often. Your parents gave me a makeup mirror for Christmas which I still have and use everyday!
With sympathy, Becky Purdy Shilling"

This tribute was added by Darline Le Comte on 18th August 2015

"Dwyane  and Joan were Fred & Ginger on the dance floor  So smooth as  they danced.  Such a Great Couple.  Sorry for the family for their loss also.  Atleast Eli has a nice home to go to but will for sure miss Dwyane.    Such a good dog at the god park.  We will all miss Dwayne & Eli!!!!  We hope Joan will come to visit us to socialize.   And what really got to me Eli was doing his job for Dwayne till the end!!!!!!   God Bless the Family & Joan!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Linda Harrison on 13th August 2015

"I went to Danville High School with Dwayne--and June--and remember Dwayne well (my name was Bishop back then). I remember Dwayne taking the blame for talking in Social Studies when it was my fault and his futile effort to teach  me to swim. Rest in peace, old friend."

This tribute was added by Linda Reynolds on 12th August 2015

"This is a special message for Katie and Sterling:
It's been a LONG time since I saw you. You may remember me from school.   I would see your grandfather in church and think of the both of you and wonder how you were doing.  I am sorry for your loss.  Feel free to contact me.  I am STILL at The Sanibel School!  God bless you."

This tribute was added by Mary Kay Peters on 10th August 2015

"I found in Dwayne, a gentle, kind and caring man. He prayed from the heart. He danced with spirit. He spoke with intent. He enjoyed life because it gave him purpose. I am grateful for the time I spent with him. He will live in my heart forever."

This tribute was added by John Fedison on 10th August 2015

"I only knew Duane for a short time. However, I really enjoyed his company. He was a great listener and friend. I realized pretty quickly why I was so drawn to him...he reminded me of my father."

This tribute was added by Joe Piazza Sr. on 7th August 2015

"Dwayne will be missed by her loving ball room dance partner, Joanne--your friend------------Joe"

This tribute was added by Debbie Haberkorn on 3rd August 2015

"It is with great sadness that we learned of Dwayne's passing. Tom met Dwayne many years ago through work and I met him through church. Dwayne was very kind and loving. He shared God's love to others by his genuine caring and giving ways. We were blessed and honored to have known him."

This tribute was added by Thomas Haberkorn on 3rd August 2015

"Dwayne was a great guy to work with. He always had a way of making you feel at ease. Dwayne loved the Lord and was not ashamed to tell anyone he met about his Savior."

This tribute was added by Jim Elder Sr. on 3rd August 2015

"Remember like it was yesterday the great times we had growing up as kids and young men in Danville. God bless."

This tribute was added by Jo Walter on 2nd August 2015

"We were so shocked and saddened to see this today.
Sending loving thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Bob and Jo"

This tribute was added by Kokey Fedison on 2nd August 2015

"It was an  honor and privilege to know you Dwayne.   I will never forget you, for you will always be in my heart.
I love you."

This tribute was added by joan peters on 2nd August 2015

"I spent  over three great years with Dwayne.  We shared many
things.  Going to church, fixing dinners for each other, but most
of all we shared a passion for ball room dancing. Which we did
as often as we could. He will always be in my heart and prayers.
He was a  compassionate, loving man"

This tribute was added by June Young on 2nd August 2015

"Remembering the good times and thankful for our two wonderful children.  Rest in peace, Dwayne!"

This tribute was added by Lee & Bunny Plowman on 1st August 2015

"Dwayne enriched our lives with his friendship, humor, love of life, family and his strong faith. Always our friend and always in our heart."

This tribute was added by Laura Miller on 1st August 2015

"Love you Dad....forever in my heart and in my smile."


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