Burton James Wilson


On October 6, we said goodbye to the strongest man we’ve ever had in our lives. Burton “Burt” “Pepa” James Wilson the most loving father, grandather and spouse. Born July 6, 1956, he passed tragically doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle, feeling the wind in his hair and the Florida sun shining down on him.

He was currently living in Port Richey Florida, formerly of Gloversville, New York.

He spent 38 wonderful years with the love of his life Raylene Flint.

He worked at the leather mill for many years and then went on to earn an associate’s degree after the mill closed down. Burt went on to becoming a business owner for a few years before retiring and following his heart to Florida. In Florida, Burt was working for Lexington Oaks Golf Resort in Wesley Chapel, where his coworkers and customers became like a second family .

Burt loved his family more than anything and always had a good story to tell, always a lesson to teach. It was said that everyone in life leaves their mark, and he left his mark on everyone he met.

Burt is survived by his wife of 38 years Raylene Flint, his children Robert Bayless of Binghamton, N.Y., Raymond Wilson (Ashley Arminio) of Johnstown, N.Y., Stephanie Wilson (Marcus Brown) of Johnstown, N.Y., Jamie (Wilson) Williams (John Williams) of New Port Richey Fl. His grandchildren, Jacqueline Bayless, Robert Bayless Jr. (Ray Ray), Hailey Bayless, Austin Brown, Madeline Brown, Lara Brown, Brad Columbus, Emma Clizbe, Wyatt Williams, Evelyn Williams and great-grandchild Ozias McMikle. He also leaves behind his sister Claire Thatcher, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

He is predeceased by his father, Burton Richard Wilson, and his mother, Laura May Brockhum, as well as his granddaughter, Sadieanna Bayless.

A private service was held at Michael’s and Lundquist in New Port Richey, Florida for immediate family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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