Nov 07,1968---Mar 31,2021

Kenneth Joseph Wilson (Lil Joe), 52 of Olathe, KS passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Olathe Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS. 

Joe was born November 7, 1968 in Springfield, MO to Joe W. and Joann (Cologna) Wilson.  He graduated from Marshfield High School in 1987 and furthered is education at Missouri Southern where he played baseball and received his bachelor's degree in education from Central Missouri.  

Joe was united in marriage to Sheri (McMullen) Wilson on November 28, 2003. They were blessed with two children, Logan and Landry. After enjoying the warm Texas weather for a few years, they moved to Olathe, KS where they have lived since 2006. 

Joe never knew a stranger and his joyful disposition was a delight to friends, family, and regulars at Buddy’s. One of Joes many enjoyments was the opportunity to coach. He also enjoyed golfing with friends and family, Beer Bellies and Snouts BBQ competitions, fishing, fire pit nights and a cold Bud Light. However, nothing gave him more enjoyment than being surrounded by friends and family where a few “Joe-isms’ were sure to be shared.  

Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe & Dorothy Cologna, Kenneth & Helen Wilson, his father-in-law Gene McMullen and Aunt Sissy (Marilyn Wilson).  

He is survived by his wife Sheri and children Logan and Landry of the home. His parents, Joe and Joann Wilson of Gardner, KS, Sister Joni (Larry) Crouch of Olathe, KS, Mother-in-law Linda McMullen of Shenandoah, IA, sister-in-law Diane (Mike) Wilson of Shenandoah, IA, Nieces and Nephews Emilee, Curtis, Caleb, and Emerson Crouch of Olathe, KS, Bryan Wilson of Shenandoah, IA, and Beth Wilson of Omaha, NE, and numerous other family members as well as friends (most of which he considered to be family).

Memorials in Joe’s honor are being directed to the Olathe Northwest Golf Team. 

 



Condolences

Juliana Cologna- Hudson Mar 31 ,2021

Cousin ,Springfield ,Missouri

I was so saddened when I heard you passed today. I immediately thought of the last time I saw you at your Aunt Sissy’s visitation. We had a good catch up and you made me laugh a bunch. I remember coming to watch you play baseball at Barnhouse when I was a kid. Doesn’t seem fair that it is your time to go already. Love to Sheri, Landon and Landry, Joe and Joann, Joni and crew and all my Cologna/Wilson cousins. You guys were a big part of my childhood

Jim and Joan Cologna Mar 31 ,2021

Family ,Springfield ,Missouri

We’ve been thinking about all of you today. Can’t imagine how lost you must feel at this time. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all. We’ve recalled Lil’ Joe fondly. If he was around “a good time was had by all.”

Lori Ann (Herman) Coyle Barry Mar 31 ,2021

Classmate ,Marshfield ,Missouri

Prayers of condolences and healing for the entire family.

Wm and Rosemary Cologna Apr 01 ,2021

Cousin ,Springfield ,Missouri

Joe and Joann We are so sorry to hear about “Little Joe”. We are keeping all of you in our prayers and ask God to give you strength during this difficult time in your lives.

Margaret Weilert Apr 01 ,2021

Second Cousin ,Wichita ,Kansas

To all of Little Joe's family I was so very sorry to hear of Little Joe's death. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are enfolded in God's loving care and I'm holding you in my heart. Margaret

Lonnie E Wilson Apr 01 ,2021

Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and extended family ,Lecanto ,Florida

Lil' Joe, You were always confident in handling life's challenges, your family will tackle your passing and pass on your up-lifting SPIRIT!! You were Loved! We will all miss you! Uncle Lonnie, Aunt Carolyn, Cousins Rissa(Ark), Heather(FL), and Justin(Ga)., spouses & families

Cindy & Lowell Baker Apr 01 ,2021

Friend ,FARRAGUT ,Iowa

Sheri, Logan & Landry we are shocked and so sad to hear about Joe. We are sending prayers for your comfort and peace. May God guide you through this difficult time.

Heidi, Jack, Everett & Vivian Welch Apr 01 ,2021

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Sheri, Logan and Landry, I am so very sorry you are going through this. Joe was a special man, always, I mean always had a smile on his face every single time we ran into each other. I know you will miss him dearly. We are hear for your family. We pray that God will be close to all of your hearts during this really tough time. Much love to you all. Welch Family

Nikki L Miller Apr 01 ,2021

Co workers ,Wichita ,Kansas

Joann and Joe, We were so sorry to hear about your son. Please know that you are in our hearts and thinking of you during this extremely difficult time. Nikki and Aaron Miller

Leigh Ann Lasater Apr 01 ,2021

Classmate ,Mt Vernon ,Missouri

I was heartbroken to hear the news that Lil Joe had passed away. Joe was like a brother to many of us. The class of ‘87 has lost a very special man. Sending love and prayers to the family today and the days ahead

Trudy Jacobson Apr 01 ,2021

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

We are shocked to hear of Lil Joe’s passing. Please accept our condolences and love as you go through this most difficult time. Lil Joe was a good man. May his memory be for a blessing. John and Trudy Jacobson

Jacky Payne Apr 02 ,2021

High School Basketball Coach ,Lebanon ,Missouri

I’m so very sorry for your loss! ‘Lil’ Joe was a great kid to coach. He always had a super attitude, hustle & was the ultimate teammate! His contagious smile & personality made for many happy memories for myself & the team! We had a lot of great memories. He was my mom’s favorite player & he will always hold a special place in my heart! GOD bless you during this time! Coach Jacky Payne

Ken & Laura Kleekamp Apr 02 ,2021

Neighbors ,Olathe ,Kansas

Shocked and saddened. Strength to your family.

Tim Apr 02 ,2021

Friend ,Springdale ,Arkansas

The news of Joe passing is very shocking. Although I have not seen Joe much since high school, there are many good memories. Playing sports together, the bus rides, the practices, laughing much of the time. I know Joe will be greatly missed. May God bless the family and give them extra strength at this time. My deepest sympathies.

Kena Forbis Apr 02 ,2021

Friend of Patti and family ,Hallsville ,Missouri

I am so very sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I remember when he was truly “Little” Joe as I visited Patti and some of your family years ago. My most sincere condolences and prayers for the entire family. Love, Kena Forbis

Jody and Angie Caufield Apr 02 ,2021

Friend ,Nixa ,Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Joe was a dear friend and we have wonderful memories from our school years that we will always hold close. Much love to you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Apr 02 ,2021
Time:
2:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Apr 02 ,2021
Time:
3:30 PM
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