|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1912|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 2001|
Russell Wilson always loved medicine - from caring for cats on his boyhood farm to teaching young medical students to running his private practice.
Dr. Wilson, a Dallas physician and educator, died at Medical City Dallas Hospital from fibrosis of the lungs.
He was born Oct. 31, 1912, in Eldorado, Okla. He worked to pay his way through the University of Oklahoma, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1938 and doctorate of medicine in 1940. He interned with the U.S. Public Health Service in Seattle before joining the Coast Guard. He served in the U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Reconstruction Medical School Hospitals during World War II. He attended the University of Minnesota and received a master's degree in 1950 and a doctorate of philosophy in medicine in 1953. He then moved to Dallas, where he served as associate chief of staff for research at the Dallas Veterans Hospital, now the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas from 1954 to 1965. In 1965, he joined the University of North Dakota Medical School at Grand Forks as chairman of the physiology and pharmacology departments.
Dr. Wilson returned to Dallas in 1972 and worked for the Dallas County Health Department and Kaiser Permanente. Later, he had a private practice. Dr. Wilson wrote more than 100 articles for professional journals and served on the Grants Policy Committee during the Nixon administration and the Coal Miner's Health Research Committee during the Carter administration. He was an active member of Park Cities Baptist Church and Presley Sunday School Class.
Dr. Wilson's survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Wilson; a son, John Barnard Wilson; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Wilson Dibbern of Dallas and Anne B. Gunthner of Huntington, N.Y.; his brother Paul Wilson of McKinney, Texas; his sister Mary Jo Hart of Oklahoma City; two grandsons; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to The Russell H. Wilson Scholarship Fund, UT Southwestern, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888.
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Plot: Memorial Garden Lawn Crypts
Created by: Mary Dibbern
Record added: Mar 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107500083