Construction group executive dies

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Floyd Wilson Jr. Courtesy Pinnacle Construction Group

Pinnacle Construction Group Chief Development Officer Floyd Wilson Jr. died last week. He was 58 years old.

Wilson died Tuesday, March 15, from cardiac tamponade after suffering from heart complications at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital.

His funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Thousand Oaks Country Club, at 4100 Thousand Oaks Drive NE in Grand Rapids.

Wilson was chief development officer at Pinnacle Construction Group for the past two years. Before joining Pinnacle, he was COO of the Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan for over three years.

He also served as chief administration officer, executive president at University of Michigan Health-West for more than 10 years, chief human resources officer at Spectrum Health from 2003-07 and director of human resources at D&W Food Centers.

Wilson was safety and training supervisor at Leprino Foods from 1991-94 and senior analytical chemist at Attwood Corporation from 1987-91.

The Birmingham, Alabama, native served the community as Experience Grand Rapids board chair and member; Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids international board member, board chair and trustee; Fulfilling the Dream Celebrity Open honorary chair of the open and key member of operating committee and co-leader of the Business Leaders Summit; Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital board member; West Michigan Policy Forum board member; Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority Convention Visitor’s Bureau appointee; Gerald R. Ford International Airport vice chairman of the board; and Samaritas board member.

Wilson earned a B.S. in occupational safety and health management at Grand Valley State University before receiving an M.S. in human resources management from Western Michigan University. He went on to graduate from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in biology and chemistry and a doctorate in health care administration.

He is survived by his wife, Yolanda Faye Wilson, and three children: Floyd Wilson III, Garrisen Kamille Wilson and Zachery Thomas Wilson.

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