|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1939|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 2008, USA|
Sgt. 1st Class Richard Ray "Dick" Wilson, 68, of Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, passed away Feb. 28, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.
He was born July 31, 1939, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Millard Ray and Genevieve Vensel Wilson.
Richard was a 1960 graduate of Parkersburg High School and completed an associate's degree in military management from the University of Charleston in 1988. He attended the Crossroads United Methodist Church. He retired from active duty with the West Virginia National Guard, 1092nd Battalion in 1995, having served 40 years in various capacities including parts clerk, wheeled vehicle mechanic, motor sergeant, demolitions specialist and area retention NCO. Prior to his active duty service, he was employed with Hornor & Harrison Fine Clothing Store for 10 years.
Richard was a member and past president of the enlisted association of the National Guard of West Virginia, was a member of the American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg, the Parkersburg NCO Club and was formerly active with the Parkersburg area Jaycees, the Parkersburg High School Big Red Band Boosters, the Cub Scout Pack 7 and Boy Scout Troop 4.
Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Karen J. Wiggins Wilson whom he married on June 27, 1964; two sons, Darren R. Wilson and his wife, Melissa, of Parkersburg and Derek R. Wilson and his fiance, April Fought, of Parkersburg; two brothers, Joseph B. Wilson and his wife, Sharon, of Parkersburg and Terry L. Wilson and his wife, Vicki, of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Abigail, Philip and Olivia, all of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Bell.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. John Frum and Pastor Rufus Hoalcraft officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military graveside rites. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
married Karen June Wiggins
June 27, 1964 Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Genevieve Vensel Wilson (1919 - 1958)
Karen June Wiggins Wilson (1941 - 2009)*
Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Crystal
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24958806
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