Anderson-Clayton-Gonzalez Funeral Home

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Richard Weldon Wilson

August 9, 1929March 20, 2020

Richard Weldon Wilson went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2020. Weldon was born on August 9, 1929 in Rockwall, Texas. His parents were Olen Wilson and Freda Moore Wilson. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother, all deceased.

Weldon loved the Lord and loved to go to church and Sunday school, where he enjoyed fellowship of many friends over the years.

He graduated from Crozier Tech High School in 1947 and attended Draughn’s Business College.

He served in the United States Navy as a 3rd Class Fire Control Technician aboard the USS Mississippi during the Korean War.

Weldon married Jean McCrory (deceased) and they had three children: Richard Wilson and wife Carol, Gale Prado and husband Joe, Bryan Wilson and wife Carol,

Weldon married Marita Wilson, who had two children: Sharon Englert and husband David, Susan Saunders and husband Jimmy,

They have 9 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-grandchildren, who call him “Papaw.” He loved all of them dearly. He and Marita were married for 41 years.

Weldon worked for Stevenson Printing Company, running the printing presses, and he also worked in printing sales for 35 years. Later, he bought a farm between Wolfe City and Leonard, where he raised cows and enjoyed fishing, riding on his tractor, and the quiet of the country. He took his Blue Heeler dog with him to help round up the cows.

Weldon was a member of the Mesquite Lodge for 40 years and was a member of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church. He cherished his family and many good friends over the years. In lieu of flowers Please make donations to Houser Mission in care of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church- 9810 La Prada, Dallas, Texas 75228 http://www.stbc.org/


Richard Weldon Wilson

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George Morton

March 28, 2020

I’ve known my whole life just about . His son BW & I have been friends for 50 yrs. . What I remember most about Mr. Wilson is his easy going attitude . When I was marrying my wife we hired Mr. Wilson to do our invitations . He must have put his love mojo on those cards because my wife & I have been married for over 25 yrs. . RIP Mr. Wilson

Judith Noel

March 24, 2020

I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with Marita and Weldon several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed his company. What a kind and easy going gentleman with a great sense of humor! My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends at this time.

Kimberly Osborn

March 23, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. I remember Weldon as being a kind, gentle, sweet man~
Cole, Kim ant Nicholas Osborn

Sandu Hayes

March 23, 2020

I never met Weldon, but felt like I did from Marita’s Christmas letters .. I know he was a fine man, who loved his Lord and his family, and they loved him back. I thank God for the 41 years he had with Marita, Sharon and Susan and their families, I know they will be reunited in Heaven🙏🏻🙏🏻