April 25, 1934 ~ June 28, 2021

Born in: Palestine, Texas
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Steven “Steve” Laineer Wilson (affectionately known as “S.L.” by his family and friends in Texas) was born April 25, 1934 to Justice James and Lula Roberson Wilson in Palestine, Texas; he was the 10th of 11 children.  Steve graduated from Lincoln High School in Palestine, and following his graduation worked for the Atlanta Life Insurance Company in Palestine. He relocated to Indianapolis to complete an apprenticeship under his brother, Ozzie Wilson, where he learned and honed his skills in electronics technology.  Steve eventually ventured out and established Boulevard Radio & Television, which he owned and operated for over 50 years.


Steve was an avid athlete; he competed in various sports and activities throughout his life, including semi-professional volleyball, biking, running and stair-climbs.  He traveled throughout the country to compete in races and stair-climb competitions, often placing first or second place.  He remained physically active into his early 80’s. He also enjoyed photography and fishing.


Steve married Dorris Mallory on June 1, 1955, and to this union two sons and one daughter were born.  Steve and Barbara Jean Russell were united in matrimony on June 25, 1967 and were blessed with one son and one daughter.


Steve passed away June 28, 2021 at the age of 87.  He was preceded in death by his father, Justice James Wilson, mother, Lula Roberson Wilson; brothers: Clarence, Garland, Jerome, Charles and Ozzie Wilson, and sisters: Connie Wilson Yearwood, Rev. Jerutha Wilson Calhoun, Hattie Wilson Moore and Dorothy Wilson Williams.


Steve is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Wilson; five children: Steven (Miranda) Wilson, Sherree Wilson, Kevin (Susanne) Wilson, Corey (Nichole) Wilson and Crystal (Demetria Bright) Wade; seven grandchildren: Kyle, Kimberly, Kerstine, Marissa, Rachael, Khyree, and Nahla; one great-granddaughter, Layla; brother, Winston Wilson of Palestine, Texas, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Memorial contributions may be made in Steve’s honor to:


Hooverwood Living, 7001 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or online: https://www.hooverwood.org.


Life’s Journey of Avon, LLC, 10241 E Co Rd 100 N, Indianapolis, IN 46234 or online www.lifesjourneyhospice.com through the donation tab.



Visitation: July 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Funeral Service: July 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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  1. To the children and loved ones of Uncle SL (as he was affectionately called): Please know that we (your Aunt Dorothy’s children) are sharing in your sorrow and lifting you up in prayer. May you feel God’s comfort and grace all around you.

    Much love,
    Sandra (aka-Shon)
    Tyler, TX

  2. Please give my condolences to the Wilson family. May our Grand Creator continue to comfort you and give you the strength and peace needed during this difficult period.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve Wilson’s family. He won more races than he lose. He didn’t talk much, rather allowed his feet to do his talking. He ran his last race, knowing that he could not win. I hope it was with a grin. Cousins come by the dozens, but he was my favorite cousin. Steve, rest in peace and may God bless you.
    Curtis Roberson and Doris.Roberson Banks

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