Ron is preceded in death by his mother, father and son, Timothy Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Doris Wilson of the home in Houston, MO, five sons; Ronald Wilson, Jr. of Pekin, IL, Greg Wilson and Ronald Eric Wilson of VA, Michael Ingalls of CA, Brian Wilson of Mtn., View, MO, two daughters; Angela Slater of VA and Shannon Fugate of CA, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Ron married Doris Walker on March 2, 1985.
He was a member of Souls Harbor Family Church in Houston, MO. He received Christ as his Savior in 2006 and remained faithful for the rest of his years.
Ron was enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1957 – 1961. He later went on to become a firefighter, law enforcement, EMT, PEMT instructor, home builder, Rodeo (bull riding) and a gardener. Out of all of these, his favorite title was Husband, Dad and Grandpa.
His grandchildren and great alike held a very special place in his heart and in his life; they meant the world to him. Ron would sit for hours telling stories of his favorite memories of them. A favorite family joke with him was that when God said “Go forth and populate the earth”, that Ron thought he was literally speaking to him. Ron would laugh and flash his big beautiful smile with a glimmer in his eye and say, “someone had to do it!”
Ron was a proud man, and proud of his family, he didn’t ask much in this life, other than his loved one’s to be happy. He was quiet until he got to know you, then he would open up with such a warmth. He would give big ole bear hugs that would melt even the coldest hearts.
A man’s word meant a lot to Ron, if he gave you his word you knew you could count on him to keep it. During his life, Ron touched so many lives. He will be greatly missed.
Live on Ron, you have earned your reward.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfh.com.
The family will be hosting a Memorial Service at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Souls Harbor Family Church with Pastor Cordie Wimberley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.