Harold L. Wilson

November 3, 1933July 14, 2013

Harold L. Wilson, 79, of Cypress, Texas, passed away July 14, 2013 at home after losing his battle with cancer. He was born to Herbert and Elva Wilson in Brown Springs, Missouri.

Harold led a very full and varied life. He joined the army at nineteen and served in the Korean War for three years. He lived in Wichita, Kansas, and worked for Boeing. He built and raced dragsters in the mid-60s. There are many articles about Harold and his competitive cars. He moved to Houston and joined the Commemorative Air Force in the late 70s and became the maintenance officer with rank of Colonel with the West Houston Squadron. Because of his involvement with both the Commemorative Air Force and Wings Over Houston and his love of flying, he eventually started Wilson Aircraft Company in the 80s, which specializes in small aircraft repairs and continues to operate.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Wilson; sister, Bonnie Stockstill; brother, Gene Wilson; children, Cheryl Inkelaar and Greg Wilson; step children, Deborah Edmonds, Kresha Bishop, Lance Null, and Steven Null; fifteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Stateroom at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024. He will be laid to rest at Wright Cemetery in Clever, Missouri, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Commemorative Air Force, West Houston Squadron, Box B-5, Houston, Texas 77084 ( or to The Harold Wilson Pilot Fund, Lone Star Flight Museum, P. O. Box 3099, Galveston, Texas 77552 409/740-7722 (


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Calvin Ng

August 9, 2013

I always enjoyed visiting and talking to Harold at his shop at Weiser Airpark. You will be missed. May God bless your soul.


Calvin Ng

August 9, 2013

I always enjoyed visiting and talking to Harold in his shop at Weiser airpark. He will be missed. May God bless your soul.


Russ Cook

August 5, 2013

So sorry we were not able to attend the service. I have always had a lot of respect and admiration for Harold. He will be greatly missed.

William & Debbie Gierman

July 29, 2013

Cathy and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Harold passing. We had a lot a Great times together and built memories that will last forever. Willie worked on his 1st airplane with Harold - stubborn and Grumpy as He could be, He told Willie if your any kind of mechanic prove it show up at Ellington and help me with the 109 - Willie played hookie from work and was by Harolds side from that time on working as the maintenance crew of the West Houston (Squadron)and as the maintenance crew of WOH airshow until the crew dispanded.

Harold we will always remember you as the Great and Wonderful man that you were. May God and His Holy Angels lift you to Paradise your True Country

Cynthia Hawk

July 23, 2013

My sincere condolences to my dear friend .

July 20, 2013

Thanks for working on my Mooney airplane in the past. It was good to know you and call you friend.
Rich Welsh, Commemorative Air Force.

Kresha & Jim Bishop

July 18, 2013

Our deepest and most sincere condolences in the passing of Harold and greatest sympathy for Mom.

kevin spencer

July 18, 2013

Harold was an all round knowledable great guy,An aviation genius.I learned much from him,Thx you Harold for giving me the pleasure of working for you all these years,and for all the aircraft knowlege,ive learned and applied in my still current field of will be definately missed,may you travel well sir..Rest in eternal peace!

Heather Mathey

July 17, 2013

Cathy and Family, Harold will be missed greatly. Cancer cannot shatter love or cripple our hope. May you find God's love and Peace during this time. The Infusion Team at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.

Cheryl Inkelaar

July 17, 2013

Cathy, I would like you to contact me please