”1927 - 1999”
"Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord."
Mr. Richard Wilson, age 71, of Phoenix, Arizona,
a former resident of Parsons and Altamont, died Monday,
July 5, 1999 in Phoenix, the rseult of a lengthy illness.
He was born October 7, 1927 in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Joseph and Maude (Mudd) Wilson.
He lived in many towns while growing up and
graduated from Parsons High School. He lived in the Parsons and Altamont for many years.
He worked in law enforcement and was a former Chief of Police for Altamont.
He also farmed. He moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1988.
He later lived in Phoenix, where he worked as a security guard.
He was a former member of the Lions Club in Altamont; the Rebekah Lodge
in Altamont and the Odd Fellows in Parsons.
He served as a volunteer with the Altamont City Fire Department
and the Labette County Sheriff's Department.
He and Judith "Judy" Howard were married on April 10, 1951 in Texas.
She preceded him in death on August 25, 1988.
Survivors include two sons, Roger Wilson of Oklahoma City, OK,
and William "Bill" Wilson of Wichita; two daughters,
Barbara Williams of Neodesha and Beverly Altman of Erie;
a companion, Pat Moulsoff of the home; and
one sister, Alice White of Columbus, KS.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home
in Parsons with Fr. Michael Schemm and Pastor Jim Logan officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont with military honors
given by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Parents: Joseph and Maude Lee Mudd Wilson
Resource:census, ancestry.com, The Edna Sun, Thursday, July 15, 1999
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