Elvis Wilson, Former 911 Call Center Director & Public Servant Dies, He Was 73
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Elvis Wilson, former 911 Call Center Director and first responder has died, his family said in a statement released to Smokey Barn News Thursday. He was 73.
Back in 2013, after 41 years in public service, Elvis retired from the Robertson County 911 Center where he served as Director of Operations. In his long career, Elvis was a firefighter, a police officer, a 911 dispatch operator, and an EMT before moving into the Director role at the then-new Robertson County 911 center in Springfield Tennessee.
Elvis Wilson passed away at his home in Springfield Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 7th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Greenbrier Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Elvis was born November 24, 1948, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Elvis had previously worked for the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department and the Springfield Police Department before going to work at the 911 Center. He was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church, the Tennessee Information Enforcement Systems (TIES), and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Elvis enjoyed singing and spending time with his family and friends.
If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to Robertson County Funeral Home for the Elvis Wilson funeral fund. FULL ONLINE OBITUARY
Smokey Barn News was there back in 2013 when Elvis was honored after he officially retired from the 911 center in Springfield. The video report below covers Elvis’ history in public service with photos and interviews with his peers. It was clear that he was well respected and loved by the community he served.
Smokey Barn News, November 27, 2013
Elvis Has Left The Building, After 41 Years In Public Service In R.C.
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