Larry Wilson | 1948-2018

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson, 70, of Nacogdoches, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Memorial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Nick Sholars officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.

Mr. Wilson was born March 4, 1948, in Fort Worth to Joseph Bramblett Wilson Jr. and Marguerite (Melton) Wilson.

He graduated from Amon Carter-Riverside High School in 1966. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force and served from 1969 to 1973. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. and worked as a proofreader for the St. Petersburg Times. He moved back to Texas in 1977 and attended SFA and majored in forestry.

Larry was a member of Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church. He married Carol Wilson July 10, 1993. He served on various committees at the church, sang in the choir and was active with the Boy Scout troop. He was self-employed until he retired.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Roy Don Wilson; and sister Beverly Greene.

Larry is survived by his wife; sons Van Wilson and wife, Carter, of New York, N.Y., Evan Wilson and wife, Becky, of Seattle, Wash., and Scott Bowyer of Nacogdoches; daughter Kristi Bennett and husband, Deroy, of Decatur; brother J. B. Wilson and wife, Ursula, of Show Low, Ariz.; sister Brenda Wier and husband, Richard, of Gordon; grandchildren Izze Wilson, Theo Wilson, Hayden Bennett, Caleb Bennett, Bailey Bowyer, Reid Bowyer and Ryan Bowyer; mother-in-law Laverne Wiley Green of Decatur; sister-in-law Sharon Cooper and husband, Scott, of Denton; brother-in-law Galen Wiley and wife, Claudine, of Bridgeport.

Donations can be made to The Nature Conservancy in memory of Larry Wilson (, 877.812.3698) or to Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church (638-A North University Dr. #255, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961).

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