GEORGE B. WILSON was born in 1947. He was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on April 5, 1982. His last shift was in April of 2011 and he began his retirement on May 1, 2011, having given the City of Camden over 29 years of distinguished service.

Known to his brother firefighters as Big Daddy, George B. Wilson initially served on the at Engine Company 11. On January 17, 1992 he was transferred to Squad Company 7, where he served alongside Captain Vincent Ardire and firefighters Richard Janice, Frank McGuckin, David Hicks and Richard Martinez. On January 4, 2000 George Wilson was made Provisional Captain and assigned to Squad  Company 6, where he worked until May 6, 2001 when he was returned to the rank of firefighter and assigned to Engine Company 10, where he finished his career. retiring effective May 1, 2011. 

A black belt in karate, George Wilson taught martial arts in Camden. Sadly, his wife Sharon passed away on February 19, 2016. One day short of two years later, on February 18, 2018 George Wilson joined her. Retired Captain Michael McCarthy, on word of his passing, wrote "The world lost a good man". On word of his passing, retired Camden firefighter Richard Martinez wrote "He taught me how to be a fireman". 


The Honorable Gentle Giant, George Wilson has transitioned to his heavenly Father, this morning Sunday February 18, 2018, two years after the passing of his wife Sharon Wilson of Camden. I am in total shock, I received word this morning from his daughter Sharee and his sister at approximately 7:00 a.m., that Mr. George Wilson my Black Belt Senior Lead Instructor & Sempai at the Mighty Fairview Dojo Noble House of Nisei Goju Ryu Karate Do & Jitsu Camden DIED THIS MORNING; he was our best friend and family by choice! This is the most devastating unreal sounding news that I can think of. I am very sadden and every one who knows him are so sorry. Further information shall be provided shortly.

Sensei Lingo, his Best Friend next to his family Anthony Dwight Lingo -2/18/18


George Kifferly - George Wilson - Robert Odell