Betty Jo Wilson, age 89 of Clinton

Betty Jo Wilson, age 89 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Diversicare of Oak Ridge. She was the last surviving child of five for Leroy and Dixie Johnson.  Betty Jo was well known for her catering business, Betty’s Catering, and most of all her famous “Betty Cake” to many in the community.  Betty Jo was also a long time employee of Proffitt’s and a loyal member of Black Oak Baptist Church in Clinton.
She is survived by her children, Barry Wilson of Clinton, Richard Wilson of Texas, Anna (Jim) Ridings of Clinton and Donna (Jeff) Gross of Clinton; Grandchildren, Kelley (David) Adkins, Adam Ridings, Shai Simpson, Jonathon (Tara) Wilson, Michelle Wilson, Brooke (TJ) Brennan, Ashley (Cody) Key and Sara Lackey; great grandchildren, Kayla and Quenton Johnson, Lexi and Madison Wilson, Faith York, and Maidlyn and Marley Key, Avigail and Hayden Lakey ;and special niece, Bobbie Holcomb.
There will be no services at this time and Betty’s ashes will be interred at Black Oak Baptist Church of Clinton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Black Oak Baptist Church Lottie Moon Offering. Www.holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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