June 28, 1930 – September 6, 2019
Celebrating the Life of William (Billy) H Wilson, born on 6/28/1930 in Coffeeville Kansas. His parents were: Mavis Housel, Glen and Geneva Wilson. After graduating from High School in Seminole Ok. Billy jointed the Navy and after completing active duty he attended and graduated from Oklahoma University (OU) where he studied Electrical Engineering. While attending College he worked at OG&E in Shawnee Oklahoma. In 1968 he moved his family to Houston, Tx. where he began work for Forward Enterprises. He later went to work for, and retired from, Dacon Corporation in LaPorte, Tx. Billy served in the US Navy from 1952 through 1956 during the Korean War. Most of his active duty was in Kodiac Alaska. After completing active duty he joined the US Navy Reserves from 1956 through 1990. He retired as the Command Master Chief of the Navy Reserves. Billy was married to Robby Sue Wilson for 67 years and they were both long-time residents of Pasadena Tx, until her death in 2017. Billy was a member of St Hyacinth Catholic Church, Deer Park, Tx, where he was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was active in the 55 and Older Club, and a member of and long-time past president of The Sunshiners. He was good friends with Steve and Martha Stahling and everyone else he met while a member of the clubs. While still living in Oklahoma he was an avid Quail hunter and loved to watch his dog work. He and Robby were also avid square dancers. Several years after moving to Houston Bill and Robbie took up traveling. They traveled so much that they became Travel Hosts and made even more friends during these years. One of his pleasures was listening to Country Music and could often be found at a local Opry show. Billy was predeceased by his wife Robby Sue Wilson, mother Mavis Housel, parents Geneva and Glen Wilson, sister Yvonne Sterling and brother Richard Wilson. He is survived by his sons Steve Wilson and wife Mary, and Scott Wilson. Also surviving him are his Grandchildren Stefanie Van de Vate, Garret Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Keith Wilson, Samantha Harland and Kelly Wilson, and 13 great-grandchildren. The Service will be a Celebration of his life.
- Family Will Receive Friends Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Rosary Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Celebration of Life Friday, September 13, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019
September 12, 2019
Great Uncle Billy was always so much fun to be around. His energy was contagious!
While I was in high school (the 80's), Aunt Robbie and Uncle Billy were in California, for what reason, I cannot remember. We were all driving to or from someplace and somehow Uncle Billy and Aunt Robbie went the wrong way on a one way street. There just happened to be a police officer nearby, that witnessed the error. So, they were pulled over. However, minutes after they were pulled over, they were allowed to continue on their way. Later when we were all together someone asked if he had been given a ticket. His reply, a simple no. When pressed why not, again his reply was simple, "because we're from Texas"!
He will be missed. It is a comfort in knowing that he is with the love of his life!!