Lloyd Byron Wilson
September 29, 1959 – May 4, 2020
Lloyd B. “Byron” Wilson, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Byron was born on September 29, 1959 in Lubbock, Texas to E. B. Wilson and Ellen Henley Wilson. His family eventually moved to Ulysses, Kansas where Byron graduated from Ulysses High School in 1977. Byron attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS for three years and while there, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. In 1980, Byron moved to Arlington, TX where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1987. He was personally hired by the owner of a large Wire and Cable Distributor in Arlington, TX (Formerly, A. E. Petsche Co.). For 13 years, Byron promoted the company and had great success as a Regional Sales Manager in Houston and Arlington. In 1990, Byron married his beloved wife, Jonon and became stepfather to Derek. In 1993, Byron’s passion to pursue his dream to become a lawyer resulted in a move to Oklahoma. He attended the University of Tulsa Law School and was a member of the Tulsa Law Review. Consistent with Byron’s personal drive, he finished ahead of the course schedule obtaining his Juris Doctorate with honors in 1996. He swiftly passed the Texas Bar exam and the family moved to Houston. He practiced as a litigation attorney at several law firms before starting his own practice – the Law Offices of Byron Wilson. Byron practiced law for 24 years where he remained in good standing throughout his career.
If Byron was not working or spending time with family, he would likely be found working in the yard, which he exquisitely maintained, even in the Texas heat. Byron would say “mowing the lawn is one of my favorite things to do.” It was inspiring to watch him mow, prune and trim trees. Byron was also passionate about keeping up with current events and sharing his opinions and thoughts with his closest friends and family. To spend time with Byron was to get an education in history, politics, geography, or whatever nuanced subject of interest. One of Byron’s greatest joys for the last 18 years was his dog, Sophie. She was the lucky recipient of Byron’s attention and she returned that love to him fully.
Byron was a faithful husband, caring stepfather, trusted attorney, and loyal friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayer became a source of strength during Byron’s challenge with cancer. He gave Jesus credit for many miracles which occurred along his journey.
Byron was preceded in death by his parents E. B. Wilson and Ellen Henley Wilson. He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Jonon Wilson and his stepson, Derek Moss. He is also survived by one brother, Bo Wilson and his wife Nancy (Colleyville, TX), a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rev. Don Paul and Donna Gray (Baton Rouge, LA) and six nephews, Shawn Wilson (Brooke), Eris Wilson (Tandra), Byron W. Wilson, Brent Gray (Tammi), Ryan Harper Gray (Atsuko) and Eric Gray (Patricia). He leaves behind many cousins and other extended family, wonderful friends and colleagues. The family would like to thank Dr. Janet Tu and the entire team at MD Anderson Cancer Center for their compassionate and skilled care. A special thank you to family members and many friends for their prayers and support.
A graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Denton, TX is scheduled for August 1st at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests with gratitude that contributions be directed to an animal shelter in your local community or to any charitable organization of your choice.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Lloyd Byron Wilson
June 5, 2020
To the family of a loyal friend. Please receive my deepest condolences. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
June 4, 2020
I am going to miss my dear brother in law, Byron. We both married into the Harper family Many years ago and consequently have enjoyed 10,000 visits on every topic you can imagine. We mostly talked “Faith” and “ politics”. Neither one of us loved sports that much. But we sure “ hashed “ and “ rehashed” politics. Both of us were quite conservative and we both voted for President Trump. Many great visits. We talked a lot about gardening and landscaping. He was so good at it. His yard was always the best in the neighborhood. I greatly admired that. Strangely, we never talked much about “law” and yet he was an excellent lawyer. I really do miss my friend and “ buddy “ , Counselor Byron Wilson. I plan to see him in heaven someday. May he “ Rest In Peace “. You “touched” many lives for “good”. Dr. Don Paul Gray
May 26, 2020
Byron, I miss you so much. You were an awesome person and a great father figure to me. The only regret I have with you is there wasn't more time to be around you. I love you so much!
May 7, 2020
I am gratefully blessed to have known you and worked with you for our mutual family members, Byron. You and your calm steadiness and sound advice will be greatly missed.