Jonathan L. Wilson

July 19, 1984 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 35)

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Jonathan L. Wilson of Hermiston was born July 19, 1984 in Hermiston to Garry and Debra (Reid) Wilson. Thus began his epic life of crime fighting. He completed his final mission and leveled up on Thursday January 2, 2020 at the age of 35.


Jonathan spent his years in Hermiston wearing green and fighting evil all over town. He actively trained with the top athletes of Special Olympics in bowling, track and field, golf, basketball and powerlifting. After every battle he loved to recharge with a cheeseburger, root beer, and chocolate milk shake. As Earth’s Mightiest Hero, Jonathan loved to tell everyone who would listen what all of his superhero friends were up to, and he always wore their shirts to support them. Jonathan never knew a stranger and was everyone’s biggest fan.


Crime fighting isn’t always easy, and many of Jonathan’s team members fell to the forces of evil before him, including his parents and older brother Chris.


The remaining members of his superhero team include his sisters, Angie Wilson and Sara and husband Clint Shoemake; brother, Bryan and wife Morgan Wilson; nephew, Alec; nieces, Addy and River; maternal grandmother, Doris Reid; several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday January 18th at Hermiston Christian Center. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. The family is requesting that everyone attending please wear something that reminds them of Jonathan, whether it be a superhero, Star Wars, Pokemon, or just something green.


Donations may be made to Burns Mortuary to help defray final expenses, or to the Pendleton Hermiston Special Olympics. The family would also like to encourage everyone to spend some time volunteering with Special Olympics in Jonathan’s honor.


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Celebration of Life
January 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Hermiston Christian Center
1825 W. Highland Ave.
Hermiston, OR 97838

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