Funeral this afternoon for tragic Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson

The funeral for tragic “Richhill legend” is set to take place at 2pm today in St Aidans Parish Church, Kilmore outside Portadown.

Mr Wilson, 67, died after a one vehicle collision in Richhill last Friday.

A death notice for Mr Wilson in Funeral Times says Mr Wilson - who was from Portadown - was the “husband of Anne,” and “dear father of Simon. Mandy, Mark, Nicky, Matthew, Suzanne, Victoria, Lisa and James”.

Mr Wilson had been one of the founders of Richhill AFC.

At the time of his death the AFC Facebook page posted: “On behalf of Richhill A.F.C we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to former Broomhill FC players Simon, Mark, Matthew, Aaron and the entire Wilson family on the passing of former Richhill FC Manager Jim.”

A committee member told the News Letter that Mr Wilson “was always happy and would never have passed you without a big hello”.

He added: “He was very popular and known far and wide you could say.

“He set up Richhill AFC with Jackie McCoo and most people would know him through that.

“His death was a great shock as his son was married last Friday and he is still on honeymoon - and then this happens the following week.”