George Truett Wilson


George Truett Wilson

Young County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Apr 1980 (aged 71)
Olney, Young County, Texas, USA
Burial Newcastle, Young County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 51012359 View Source

Services for George Truett Wilson, 71, a native of Young County were in Newcastle United Methodist Church. Rev. Norman Bruner, pastor; Rev. Glenn Bridges, pastor of Newcastle Baptist Church; and Rev. Ray Wilkerson, pastor of Trinity Christian of Graham, officiated.

George Truett Wilson married 2 July 1940 to Oleta Salyer Atkins. Four children were born to this union: Truett Ray, Betty Kay, Donna Sue and Brenda Joyce.

He had lived most of his life in Young County, was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.

He was State Representative from 1956 to 1960 for the 75th District comprising Palo Pinto, Stephens and Young Counties.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Truett Ray of Ross King Lake; four daughters, Mrs. Betty Holcomb and Brenda Leatherwood both of Graham, Mrs. Donna Hulse of Cullman, Ala., and Mrs. Mary Jo Leach of Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Fletcher and Rachel Wilson, both of Duncan, Okla.

George Truett Wilson was born at Tonk Valley, near Graham, Texas. While he was young, his parents moved to Newcastle, Texas where his father pastored the First Baptist Church at Newcastle, Texas. After his father's death, Truett moved to the Proffitt Community to live with his father's sister, "Aunt" Sallie Wilson, his brother Albert and his two sisters, Rachel and Ruth. Truett attended the Proffitt School and Proffitt Baptist Church where he was Sunday School Superintendent. He returned to Newcastle in 1930 to live.

Truett Wilson secured his teaching certificate from the State of Texas in 1930 and taught one year at Kent County, Texas. He was principal / teacher for two years at Fairview School in Glascock County, Texas. He was Director of Relief for Texas Relief Commission in Newcastle during the depression. Under his supervision, a canning factory was put into operation which enabled 100s of people be fed. The tractor was replacing horses on the farms, so Truett Wilson sold Allis- Chalmers farm machinery for several years. For 35 years, he operated his farm and ranching business west of Newcastle, TExas.

George Truett Wilson was mayor of Newcastle, Texas for two terms.


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