Joseph Wesley Wilson was born October 25, 1962 in Billings, Montana and died August 1, 2018 at his home in Billings.

Joseph was adopted by George Thomas and Bonnie (Johnston) Wilson of Jordan, Montana on April 2, 1968. His siblings George Thomas and Bonnie Marcellina were adopted at the same time. Their home was a ranch in Garfield County near the Fort Peck Reservoir, where his parents ran cattle in the Missouri Breaks.

Joseph attended country schools near the ranch. Joseph, his mother, and siblings moved to Jordan and then later moved to Billings.

Joseph remained in Billings until his death.

Joseph is survived by his nephew Stephen Bricks of Billings, and niece Tanna Eschenko of Worden, Montana.

He was preceded in death by his birth parents, adoptive parents Bonnie and George Wilson, brother George Wilson, and sister Bonnie Bricks.