OBITUARY

Randy Wilson

September 2, 1952June 20, 2018
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He was born in Corpus Christi on September 2, 1952 to Edward Irvin Wilson and Faye Jeanell (Condor) Wilson. At a young age, Randy inherited a love of horses and all things western from his father. During his time at Calallen High School, he began to compete as a calf roper with his beloved horse, Lindy, and was also an active member of FFA, raising animals and competing in career and leadership development events. He remained a proud supporter of FFA throughout his life.

Randy attended Sam Houston State University where he continued to compete in rodeo and received his degree in vocational agriculture education. After college, he worked as an ag teacher at Channelview High School and then Crosby High School. It was at Crosby HS that Randy met the math teacher and love of his life, Joyce Ann (Koudelka) Wilson. It only took two proposals to convince her to marry him. Joyce and Randy were best friends and were blessed with forty years of marriage on June 11th. They had two children, Clint Randall Wilson and Mary Jeanell “MJ” (Wilson) Flannery, but were well known for opening their hearts and their homes to any child that needed it. Any one that could find a ride to 4908 Harvey Rd knew they had a place to sleep and a hot meal.

It was a hard decision for Randy, but when offered a position at Exxon Baytown Refinery, he left teaching to become a laboratory technician where he worked until retirement. Randy and Joyce lived in the Crosby community until 2013 when they moved to College Station, Texas to be closer to family. Randy loved sports and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros, but his favorite teams were the ones his kids or grandkids were playing on. He loved coaching softball for the Crosby Sports Association and mentoring aspiring calf-ropers. Randy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby and participated in the Knights of Columbus Council #3229 and later Council #1834 in Bryan. He enjoyed competing in barbeque cook-offs and even attempted to learn golf after retirement.

Randy loved a good story and spun many yarns for his children and grandchildren. One of his favorite past times was sitting with friends and “shootin’ the bull”. He was known for his irreverent humor and for leaving people hurting from laughing so hard at his stories. Even as he battled Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA), Randy always smiled and never complained, cracking jokes and telling stories until the very end. Randy is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Mary Koudelka; and his horse, Lindy. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Wilson; son, Clint Wilson and wife Kissie; daughter, Dr. Mary Jeanell Flannery and husband Michael; grandchildren, Talia, C.J. and Jordyn Wilson; brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Sandy Wilson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Margaret Koudelka; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Georgia and Rick Rackel, and sister-in-law Joan Muniz; nephews and nieces, Jonathan Rackel, Amber Koudelka Manzano, Megan Koudelka, Mandy Muniz, Matthew Muniz, Lance Wilson, Tracey Eddy, and Suzanne Payne.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26that St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in College Station with the Very Reverend Albert Laforet, Jr. officiating. Private interment will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Dime Box. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, June 25th with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Rosary Service Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

Randy Wilson

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Gary and Beverly Iselt

June 25, 2018

Our prayer's are with the family at this most difficult time.

Suzanne Payne

June 23, 2018

Randy was a very very funny man. And he took the joy out of the simplest of things as well. I remember when Garth Brooks came out with a new song and Randy had come for a visit. The minute we walked in the door he couldn’t wait to tell us about it. He said, “Have you heard Mama’s in the Graveyard Papa’s in the Pen”? He talked and laughed about it for I don’t know how long. Another thing I remember about Randy is him watching Mad TV and he would laugh and laugh and laugh. He was just easy to talk to.
We didn’t get to see uncle Randy a lot because everyone was spread out. Most recently a couple of years ago my son went through the high school baseball playoffs to the state championship game. Randy would call and see how Preston and the team did. And I would message him on how the team did after games. Even back then I really appreciated him calling and just getting to talk to him. Now it means even more.
Randy was upbeat and happy even to the end of his life. I cannot thank his wife, Joyce, enough for loving and caring for him, and his children, Clint and MJ, who love him as much as he loves them. And I am so thankful he was around his grandchildren. I know they lit up his life and I’m sure they will remember Randy.
Randy, you will be missed…

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Biography

He was born in Corpus Christi on September 2, 1952 to Edward Irvin Wilson and Faye Jeanell (Condor) Wilson. At a young age, Randy inherited a love of horses and all things western from his father. During his time at Calallen High School, he began to compete as a calf roper with his beloved horse, Lindy, and was also an active member of FFA, raising animals and competing in career and leadership development events. He remained a proud supporter of FFA throughout his life.

Randy attended Sam Houston State University where he continued to compete in rodeo and received his degree in vocational agriculture education. After college, he worked as an ag teacher at Channelview High School and then Crosby High School. It was at Crosby HS that Randy met the math teacher and love of his life, Joyce Ann (Koudelka) Wilson. It only took two proposals to convince her to marry him. Joyce and Randy were best friends and were blessed with forty years of marriage on June 11th. They had two children, Clint Randall Wilson and Mary Jeanell “MJ” (Wilson) Flannery, but were well known for opening their hearts and their homes to any child that needed it. Any one that could find a ride to 4908 Harvey Rd knew they had a place to sleep and a hot meal.

It was a hard decision for Randy, but when offered a position at Exxon Baytown Refinery, he left teaching to become a laboratory technician where he worked until retirement. Randy and Joyce lived in the Crosby community until 2013 when they moved to College Station, Texas to be closer to family. Randy loved sports and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros, but his favorite teams were the ones his kids or grandkids were playing on. He loved coaching softball for the Crosby Sports Association and mentoring aspiring calf-ropers. Randy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby and participated in the Knights of Columbus Council #3229 and later Council #1834 in Bryan. He enjoyed competing in barbeque cook-offs and even attempted to learn golf after retirement.

Randy loved a good story and spun many yarns for his children and grandchildren. One of his favorite past times was sitting with friends and “shootin’ the bull”. He was known for his irreverent humor and for leaving people hurting from laughing so hard at his stories. Even as he battled Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA), Randy always smiled and never complained, cracking jokes and telling stories until the very end.
Randy is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Mary Koudelka; and his horse, Lindy. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Wilson; son, Clint Wilson and wife Kissie; daughter, Dr. Mary Jeanell Flannery and husband Michael; grandchildren, Talia, C.J. and Jordyn Wilson; brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Sandy Wilson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Margaret Koudelka; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Georgia and Rick Rackel, and sister-in-law Joan Muniz; nephews and nieces, Jonathan Rackel, Amber Koudelka Manzano, Megan Koudelka, Mandy Muniz, Matthew Muniz, Lance Wilson, Tracey Eddy, and Suzanne Payne.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26that St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in College Station with the Very Reverend Albert Laforet, Jr. officiating. Private interment will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Dime Box. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, June 25th with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.