Ronald G. Wilson
1946 - 2013
Ronald G. Wilson died at his home in Iowa Park Sunday, March 17.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wichita Fails.
Ron was born in El Paso, to Faye and Richard Wilson on September 6, 1946, and lived his younger years in Corpus Christi.
Ron joined the U.S. Air Force in 1965 and served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He traveled extensively in the 20 years he served in the Air Force, in the capacity of Flight Engineer on multiple aircraft including the C-130, C-141, E3-A and KC-10 in addition to being a Flight Engineer instructor at Tinker Air Force Base. After his Air Force retirement in 1985 he continued to perform aircraft maintenance with Raytheon Aerospace, Sheppard Aero Club, DynCorp Aerospace Operations, and Lear Seigler at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls and General Dynamics in Fort Worth. He received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education Degree from Wayland Baptist University and was a candidate for the degree of Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was the Program Manager for the implementation of the Aircraft Maintenance program at the Vernon College Skills Training Center in Wichita Falls. He continued to perform inspection on private aircraft and received FAA certifications as an Aircraft Flight Engineer, a private pilot, an Aircraft Mechanic and Inspection Authorization as well as a Designated Maintenance Examiner.
Growing up in Corpus Christi, Ron enjoyed salt-water fishing as well as hunting and later enjoyed beekeeping and woodcarving.
Ron is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary (Gibbs) Wilson of Iowa Park; his mother, Faye Dominy of Iowa Park; a daughter, Rene Billings of Luling; a brother, Sam Calder of New Braunfels; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Our lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 4040 York St, Wichita Falls, TX 76309 or to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.fallsfuneralhome.com.