In Loving Memory
Cecil (C.R.) Raymond Wilson, of Liberal Kansas, passed from this life on February 20, 2014. He was born on September 26, 1932 to Cecil and Myrtle (Goodale) Wilson. He met the love of his life Dorothy through a shared love of music. She accompanied him in ministry and in life for over sixty years.
The Wilson family made their home in Meade, Kansas, and later in Liberal, Kansas. C.R. attended school in Laverne Oklahoma. He participated in football, basketball, track and band during his high school years. C.R. attended Panhandle State University where he earned a degree in Accounting. He also earned a Masters degree in education from Pittsburg State University. He obtained a Private Pilot rating, a Certified Flight Instructor rating, in addition to a Airframe and Power-train mechanic certificate.
C.R. was President of his senior class in high school as well as President of the freshman class at two of colleges he attended. After his first years of college he answered the call to pastor two churches, Bethel Community Church in Magnolia, Arkansas, and Apostolic Faith Mission in Cheney, Kansas. C.R. went on to become a well respected General Contractor in the area the profession he continued till the recent past.
After receiving his degree, he became the Bricklaying Instructor at the Liberal Kansas Area Vo-Technical school where he taught for seventeen years. His passion was flying aircraft and striving for the next rating available. He was still flying past the age of eighty. Over the years he developed many relationships which he considered his most valuable assets in life. He loved to snow ski and water ski and spent time boating with family. He valued time spent with family and friends as priceless.
C.R. was preceded in death by his parents, two infant brothers, Raymond and Kenneth, an infant sister, Barbara, three brothers, Harold, Paul (Dick), Bob and two sisters, Josephine and Marjorie. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Wilson of Liberal, KS., daughter , Brenda (Mark) Tackett of Santo, TX and son, Terry(Deborah) Wilson of Houston, TX, and grandchildren, Shawna(Dana) Stewart of Flint TX., Jennifer(Ben) Speer of League City TX, Melissa(Luke) Mezger of Austin TX., Jeremy(Jessica) Wilson of Mansfield, TX., Kimberly Laurel of League City TX., Tara(Robby) Penny of Aledo TX., Andrew Tackett of Aledo TX, Tori Tackett of Santo TX. and Brandon Wilson of Houston TX., great grand children; Bailey, Blake and Blair Mezger, Morgan, Madeline, and Taylor Stewart ,Luke and Colin Speer, and Colt Penny and a sister, Velma Barclay of Henderson, TX; a brother in-law, Wendell (Jan) Wilson of Nexa, MO., a brother-in-law Bob Bond of Gate, OK; a sister-in-law Wanda Wilson of Ft. Supply, OK; nieces, nephews and many friends.
• Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1st, 2014, at First Assembly of God in Laverne, Okla.
Interment will be at Laverne Cemetery.