In Loving Memory
Cameron Scott Wilson, El Reno resident and Banner School teacher, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, April 22, 2013. He was 38.
The son Thomas Keith Wilson and Nyla June (Hastings) Wilson, Cameron was born June 29, 1973 in Stillwater, four minutes later than his twin sister, Nanette. In 1975, the family moved to Norman and made their home there while his father studied law. In 1978 the family moved to Liberal, Kan. where he and his sister attended Super Kids pre-school, McKinley Elementary School, West Junior High, and Liberal High School where they graduated in 1992. He participated in band, playing the trombone from 5th grade through 12th grade. He also played high school basketball. Cameron was very creative and fun loving, making friends easily and keeping them.
Cameron attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating in 1997 with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts. During the summers he worked for the Southwest Daily Times in Liberal. After working for a time in graphic design, Cameron went to Oklahoma University and got a teaching degree in Elementary Education.
Cameron has taught Social Studies, Geography, Reading, English and keyboarding skills at Banner School near El Reno for seven years, and he produced the Banner Yearbook for several years. Cameron made history come alive to his students through original stories connecting the present with the past. He was much loved by his students, fellow teachers and family.
"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He works with his hands, and his head and his heart is an artist."
Cameron was a member of the Church of Christ. He relished fishing and hunting. He was an avid historian, researching the state history and collecting antiques of Oklahoma. He had a special love for his dog, Clyde, a German Shorthaired Pointer.
Cameron is survived by his parents, Keith and Nyla Wilson; his twin sister and brother-in-law, Nan and Mark Hendrickson of Rowlett, Tex.; one nephew, Sam Hendrickson; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Vina Wilson and his maternal grandparents, John and Bernice Hastings; and a cousin, Cynthia Gamsjager.
• Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Edmond Church of Christ with Dalton Key of Tulsa officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Newkirk Cemetery. Miller-Stahl Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Those serving as casket bearers will be Anthony Gianino, Mark Hendrickson, Bryan Gamsjager, Daniel McKee, Forrest Hess, Roy Hess, Warren Laird, Clayton and Duane Wilson. Honorary bearers are Shannon O’Bryan, Marshall Seitter and Perry Faulkner.
A memorial fund has been established with Banner School. Contributions may be made through Eastman National Bank, box 468, Newkirk 74647.