After a short illness and fifteen years after suffering a heart attack and having a triple bypass operation, William C. "Billy" Wilson Jr. passed away in his sleep, Thursday, March 20th, from heart failure. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, the former Inus Hargrove of
William Wilson was born on a tenant farm in Bell County Texas in 1922 and grew up picking cotton during the Great Depression along with parents his three brothers. He graduated from
Because of the few semesters he spent taking college classes he was qualified after enlisting to enter officer training and eventually achieve his dream of becoming a pilot. He was trained to fly B-26s and A-26s and just missed service in the Pacific theatre when the atomic bombs were dropped, stopping his deployment. After the war he spent time in
Since then he has played golf (his all consuming passion for 40 years), earned a Masters Degree from
He lived a blessed life, lucky in virtually all things, and now goes on to an even greater reward. His many surviving family and friends will miss him terribly but we are comforted to know that others, already passed on to the other side, welcome him with joy to his new life in another realm.
Written by his loving and loyal son,
Jeff Wilson (http://fathairybastard.blogspot.com)