Elmer Raymond Wilson, formerly of Coolidge, passed away January 7, 2016 in Groesbeck, Texas at the age of 84. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Coolidge with Rev. Chuck Sturgeon and Chaplain Jon Honea officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in the Prairie Hill Cemetery. Larry Wilson, Terry Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Rodney Harrison, Scott Spencer and Donald Erwin will serve as pallbearers. Paul Youngblood will serve as an honorary pallbearer. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coolidge. Raymond was born July 9, 1932 in Coolidge, Texas to Wyratt L. and Vesta G. Stafford Wilson. He retired from the Texas Highway Department after completing 24 years of services. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era. On January 20, 1956, he married the love of his life, Mary D. Kilgo in Garland, Texas. Raymond enjoyed going to garage sales in search of finding that "hidden treasure". He also enjoyed going to Palestine to the movies and out to eat. Keeping his yard looking nice, well mowed and free of nut grass was something he took pride in doing. Raymond was a loving husband, father and grandfather; the time spent with his family was most precious to him. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coolidge. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Lester Ray Wilson. Raymond is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Mary Wilson; children, Wyatt L. Wilson and wife, Melissa of Prairie Hill and Karen J. Ward of Coolidge; grandchildren, Clint Ward and wife, Jessica, Jon Ward, Amber Ward Williford and husband, Clint, Heather Sandifer and husband, Paul and Lee Wilson and wife, Emily; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Weldon "Woody" Wilson of Lake Kiowa, TX; sister, Joy Wilson Harrison of Canton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm, First Baptist Church-Coolidge
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 2:00pm, First Baptist Church-Coolidge
Prairie Hill Cemetery