Jerry C. Wilson, 68, Crescent City, died April 7, 2002, in Crescent City of lung cancer.

He was born July 25, 1933, in Grants Pass to Jess and Kate Wilson.

He grew up in Grants Pass and moved to Crescent City in 1953.

He married Lola Wilson June 19, 1973, in Crescent City.

He was self-employed and retired in 1998.

Survivors are his wife, Lola Wilson of Crescent City; son, John Wilson of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughters, Stacy Kestler of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Lori Ray of Anderson, Calif.; Leona Medina of Salinas, Calif.; and Arlette Martinez of Crescent City.

Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his daughter, Terrie Rankin and grandson, Adam Pierce.

A memorial service will be Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds in the floral building. Marshall Jones will officiate.

Remembrances may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1301 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 or Relay for Life, Crescent City Chapter.