Fred Wilson

1922-2014

Wilson, Fred pic for everythingFred Wilson native of Lafayette, LA and long time resident of Edmond, OK passed in his home on Saturday, 9/13/2014, joining Mazie, his wife of 64 years, who passed last year.

Fred was a graduate of LSU, a veteran of WWII, and a retired petroleum engineer with 50 combined years of service with Mobil and Kerr McGee. His first priority was always his wife and children, filling his spare time with “honey dos” and home projects. He loved nature and maintained his property always with the resident wildlife in mind.

Fred was always quick to lend a helping hand, as well as share his talents and skills with neighbors and friends. In addition, he volunteered regularly at church and local organizations. His hobbies included carpentry, photography, and WWII history studies.

He is survived by his three daughters Donna, Cheryl, and Kay, his son-in-laws Jim, Bill and Brian, and grandchildren Jeanette, Cameron and Erin. A self-made independent man, he will forever be a mentor and inspiration for those who knew and loved him.

Services will be held at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, OK on Saturday 10-11-2014 at 5:00 p.m. A potluck dinner will follow the services. All are welcome to attend.

Comments

  1. We were so sorry to learn of the death of your father. My husband kept wondering “why” he hadn’t heard from him on the internet as they would exchange stories, etc. Your Mom and Dad were so good to us when I had to have emergency surgery while on a vacation trip and ended up in the hospital in Edmond. We didn’t know a soul and Royal Mayon asked your Mom to kind of look in on us, and she even brought her priest to see me. She and I used to write to each other and send pictures and clippings from the newspapers. We miss hearing from her and now from your Dad.

    We hope that he was not sick for very long and that he did not suffer. We know how he enjoyed their home and his yard. A year or so after my surgery we went back to Edmond and stayed with them overnight and they took us out sightseeing.

    Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. I have pictures of the family that your Mom had sent to us so I feel like I know each of you.

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