A memorial visitation for Raymond F. Wilson, 76, Lawrence, will be from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Villa St. Francis, Olathe.
He was born Mar. 11, 1937, in Wamego, the son of Frank and Leverne Wilson. He was an Air Traffic Controller and an Air Traffic Control Instructor in Olathe. Ray was an avid golfer, and enjoyed much of his retirement at Alvamar Country Club.
He married Diane M. Bretz on Nov. 24, 1962, in Wamego. She preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2012. Survivors include three sons, Lance Wilson and wife Lisa, Rosemount, Minn., Derek Wilson Olathe, and Craig Wilson, Olathe; two brothers, Don Wilson and wife Anita, Manhattan, and Terry Wilson and wife Chris, Wamego; three sisters, Doris Weeks and husband Robert, Lecompton, Ramona Rischer (deceased), Topeka, and Sherry Banker and husband Terry (deceased), Lawrence; and three granddaughters, Abby, Molly, and Emily Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, or Down Syndrome Association of Minn., in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dad and have been keeping you and your family in our prayers.
So Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I cherish the hours we spent together watching football games. The bond of having served our country. He was a great man.
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, Lance. We’ll be praying for all of your hearts and hope that your able to use the great memories of your dad to help you get through this tough time.
God Bless all of you. Ray was a great guy, classmate and friend. He will be missed by all.
With our sympathy and prayers.
Galen and Karen Blume
We are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of all of you during this time. We always enjoyed the time we had to spend with your dad when he visited Minnesota.
Dear Family of Ray Wilson, Learning of Ray’s passing makes my heart as heavy as a stone, but then I remember what a terrific guy he was, what a wonderful, upbeat classmate, so much the stickler for accuracy and person of integrity that we would all wish to be. This weary, old world cannot afford to lose people like Ray, but I remember the good times and remind myself that his Red Raider chums are right behind him. I know that time and memories will be the comfort which no words can provide. With sincere sympathy, Jane Couchman
Lance, Derek & Craig –
I am really sorry for you loss. I know how close you were to your dad and what an influence he had on your life. Please know that that he had a big influenc on my life as well. Our prayers are with you and your families. We will miss him and will be thinking of you.
James & Donna
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